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.

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Perceived effectiveness

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  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Qigong

Side effect Patients
Looking healthy 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Qigong

Dosage Patients
10 min daily 1
10 min twice daily 1
20 min daily 1
30 min daily 1
1hours as needed 1
20minutes as needed 1
45minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Qigong

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who’ve stopped using Qigong

Duration

Currently using Qigong

Duration Patients
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 5

Stopped using Qigong

Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 1
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 1

Adherence


Always
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3
50%
Usually
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2
33%
Sometimes
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1
17%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
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Burden


Very hard to take
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Somewhat hard to take
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1
17%
A little hard to take
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2
33%
Not at all hard to take
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3
50%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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Cost per month
$100-199
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Cost per month
$50-99
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1
17%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
17%
Cost per month
< $25
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3
50%
Cost per month
Not specified
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17%
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1 patient evaluation for Qigong

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jaws-als
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jaws-als
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 11, 2011 (Started Mar 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel great when I practice Qigong. However, it is a time burden.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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