Qi therapy (external qigong) for chronic fatigue syndrome: case studies

Author: Shin YI//Lee MS
Affiliation: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570-749, Republic of Korea
Conference/Journal: Am J Chin Med
Date published: 2005
Other: Volume ID: 33 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 139-41 , Word Count: 88

The aim of this study was to examine the effects of Qi therapy (QT) on the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), including fatigue and complications. QT affected the experience of mental and emotional relaxation in the subjects of these case studies, who also gained strength to overcome their pain and fatigue. Although the results of these two case studies may not constitute conclusive evidence, they provide a foundation for the exploration of QT as a complementary therapy in the reduction of negative symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.