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.

Purpose
Patients
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Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
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Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
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Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
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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
5

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

Duration

Currently Using Qigong
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
6
Stopped Using Qigong
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
2
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
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
3
50%
Usually
Patients
2
33%
Sometimes
Patients
1
17%
Never
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat
Patients
1
17%
A little
Patients
2
33%
Not at all
Patients
3
50%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
3
60%
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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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $25-49 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 monthly

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