Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
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ISSN: 2157-7595

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Nathalie Guillaume

Nathalie Guillaume
School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,

  • Research Article
    A Feasibility Study on the Implementation of Qigong Exercises in the Elderly Population Suffering from Chronic Back Pain
    Author(s): Nathalie GuillaumeNathalie Guillaume

    Background: Chronic Back Pain (CBP) is a common symptom bothering the elderly population seeking medical care. The most common strategy suggested for the relief of this condition is pharmacological and causes harmful side effects. Yi Ren Medical Qigong (YRMQ) has demonstrated that just one single application of this gentle exercise could reduce chronic pain in elderly people. The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of qi therapy in decreasing pain or discomfort. Methods: This pilot study evaluated the use of YRMQ in a group of seven participants with CBP. Participants aged 66.7+/-3.4 years with CBP took part in weekly one-h group qigong sessions in addition to practicing a shorter version of the exercises at home twice a week. Pain intensity was evaluated .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000271

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