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
Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness

  • 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
6

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Qigong)
Dosage
15 min daily
Patients
4
Dosage
30 min daily
Patients
3
Dosage
45minutes as needed
Patients
2
Dosage
10 min daily
Patients
2
Dosage
20 min daily
Patients
2
Dosage
daily
Patients
1
Dosage
1hours as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
20minutes as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
1 weekly
Patients
1
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
1

Dosages based on patients currently using Qigong.

Why Patients Stopped Using Qigong (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
4
Reason
Expense
Patients
2
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
2
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped using Qigong

Duration

Currently Using Qigong
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
4
Stopped Using Qigong
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
2
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
2
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
1

Adherence


Always
Patients
4
57%
Usually
Patients
2
29%
Sometimes
Patients
1
14%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
2
29%
A little hard to take
Patients
2
29%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
3
43%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
2
29%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
14%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
3
43%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
1
14%
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Qigong

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

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