The efficacy and safety of health qigong for anti-aging: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author: Peng Yu1, Weihong Li1, Han Li1, Shuang Ouyang1, Haiyang Cai1, Jing Wu1, Chaohui Tang1, Qingsong Huang2
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup> Basic Medical College, Chengdu University of TCM. <sup>2</sup> Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Conference/Journal: Medicine (Baltimore)
Date published: 2020 Dec 4
Other: Volume ID: 99 , Issue ID: 49 , Pages: e22877 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022877. , Word Count: 234

Aging is a phenomenon that human's physiology and psychology is progressive decline for natural environment. Health Qigong, as a convenient and effective exercise therapy,is widely used for anti-aging. However, there are no systematic reviews or meta-analysises to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Health Qigong on anti-aging.

We will systematically search for 7 English databases(PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, SpringerLink, and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform) and 4 Chinese databases(namely the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database, the Wanfang Database, the Chinese Scientific Journal Database, and the Chinese BioMedical Literature Database) from their inceptions to August 2020. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using Health Qigong to anti-aging will be included. After the selection and extraction of eligible studies, a meta-analysis will be undertaken to assess the efficacy and safety of Health Qigong on anti-aging. Moreover, study selection, data extraction, and the evaluation of the methodological quality of trials will each be independently completed by at least 2 researchers. The Review Manager Software V.5.3 will be employed for meta-analysis to assess the risk of bias, data synthesis, and subgroup analysis.

This review will provide the latest knowledge and evidence on the efficacy and safety of Health Qigong for anti-aging through the analysis of various evaluation scales.

The conclusion of this review will help clinicians provide effective exercise therapy for anti-aging.

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PMID: 33285677 PMCID: PMC7717840 DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022877