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Qigong and Energy Medicine Database™


What is the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database™

Qigong is the art and science of health maintenance, illness prevention, and healing that originated in prehistoric shamanic times. Qigong, pronounced "chee gung", embodies two principles: (1) Qi, the vital energy of the body and (2) gong, the practice and cultivation of the Qi. A person practices Qigong by a combination of exercises including meditation, visualization, breathing, and movement. The ultimate goal of Qigong is to improve the balance of the functions of the body.  In western medical terms, this balance is referred to as homeostasis. Beginning about 1980, extensive clinical and experimental research on medical applications of Qigong was carried out by scientists in China. Most of these studies were reported only at international conferences, and only a few were published because suitable scientific journals were not available in China.

The Qigong and Energy Medicine Database™ is a compilation of references to most of these studies as well as to reports in scientific journals, books, international conferences, and The National Library of Medicine and PubMed. The Qigong and Energy Medicine Database™ provides a record in English of the vast amount of clinical and experimental research on Qigong from China as well from other countries. Included are reports of therapies that have been tried and claimed to be effective.

The Qigong & Energy Medicine Database™ contains references not only to Qigong but also to other energy-based research, therapies, clinical trials, and practices. While the emphasis is on scientific reports, reviews are provided in some cases. The Database contains abstracts (not full text). Abstracts range in length from a paragraph to several pages and may contain information on methodology, controlled experiments, results summarized in tables, and statistical analysis. Using any key word(s), you can search all abstracts and citations to learn how a given therapy has been applied in clinical and experimental research to treat chronic conditions. Although some of the research does not conform to strict scientific protocol, the considerable volume of research and the favorable outcomes suggest that there are many ways that Qigong and Energy Medicine can complement Western healthcare.

The Database has been used as source material for at least nine books, seven dissertations, and many research studies. Medical practitioners, scientists and the public also find it informative. This tool is intended to provide valuable research data that would otherwise be unavailable, however, it should not replace the advice of a doctor (SEE DISCLAIMER BELOW).

As of June 1, 2013, the database had over 9000 abstracts. More are being added constantly.

The Qigong & Energy Medicine Database™ has been copyrighted by the Qigong Institute 2003.

DISCLAIMER: The content of the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database ™ has been collected and published for educational purposes only.  It is not intended to provide medical advice.  Do not use material in the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database™ as a substitute to advice from your personal physician.  If you wish to act on some information in the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database™, please consult with a knowledgeable physician.

Database Categories

Abstracts include, but are not limited to, the following research topics: Acupuncture, Bioenergy, Biofield, Biophoton, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Energy-based Technologies and Therapies, Epigenetics, Light-based Therapy, Meditation, Music, Prana, Psychoneuroimmunology, Qigong, Reiki, Relaxation Response, Stress, Tai Chi, Telomeres, Therapeutic Touch, Vibrational Medicine, Yoga.

Most Recently Added Abstracts

Qigong Institute members can login to the database with their Username: and Password: and see abstracts in most-recently added order.

How to Search the Database

HELP: How to Search the Database.

Information is displayed in two formats: a listing of all records (below, left) including author, paper title, date and citation, and all these items can be sorted independently. A single record format (below, right) shows the Preview of a given abstract. Abstracts may be downloaded in text or Word .doc format.

NOTE: The Database Contains Abstracts and not Full Text

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See Medical Research on Qigong, Tai Chi, and Energy Medicine.

Abstract List

An abstract list is a list of all abstracts in the database or a search result. The list includes title, author(s), and journal fields which can be sorted by clicking on the small pyramid to the right of the field name.

list of abstracts

Single Abstract

A single abstract lists all information for an abstract. It can be viewed, printed, or downloaded as a Word .doc file or a Text (.txt) file.

full abstract