Chronic low back pain: an outcome analysis of a mind-body intervention

Author: Berman BM//Singh BB
Conference/Journal: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 5 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 29-35 , Word Count: 65

Fifty-two patients were given a ten-week 2 _ hour mind-body intervention that included an educational component, relaxation training and Qi Gong movement therapy. At the end of treatment patients scored significantly different on a variety of measures of pain, depression, coping locus of control and other measurements. The data indicated the usefulness of Qi Gong in facilitating restoration of function in combination with educational and relaxation interventions.