What is Qigong?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Qigong refers to practices that involve methods of working with Qi or energy within the body. It can help practitioners learn diaphragmatic breathing, a component of the relaxation response. Qigong is often associated with spirituality and is also seen as socially conducive when done with others.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 12 2
Parkinson's Disease 4 0
Pain 4 0
Promote relaxation 2 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Qigong"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
3

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Qigong

Looking healthy 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Qigong)
Dosage Patients
daily 1
1 weekly 1
60 min weekly 1
10 min daily 1
90 min weekly 1
15 min daily 4
20 min daily 2
180 min weekly 1
30 min daily 4
40 min daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Using Qigong (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 4
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped using Qigong

Duration

Currently Using Qigong
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 7
Stopped Using Qigong
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
3 75%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
1 25%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 25%
A little
2 50%
Not at all
1 25%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 33%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
2 67%
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1 patient evaluation for Qigong

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Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See jaws-als's full Qigong history

Apr 1, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 11, 2011 (Started Mar 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel great when I practice Qigong. However, it is a time burden.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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