Author: Sancier KM
Affiliation: Qigong Institute, Menlo Park, California, USA
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Congress Qigong
Date published: 1998
Other: Pages: 47 , Word Count: 119
Several clinical studies performed in China are reviewed to illustrate that qigong can improve the health of people suffering from different chronic medical problems that accelerate the aging process. In these studies, the individual practice of qigong exercises led to improvements of many functions of the body and reversed some of the effects of aging. Clinical studies also suggest that a combination therapy of qigong and drugs is superior to drug therapy along, as indicated by studies of three diseases: hypertension, asthma and cancer. The greater efficacy of the combined therapy provides evidence that qigong and Western medicine can be complementary. The combination offers alternative ways to improve healthcare and reduce or reverse some of the effects of aging.