Open Access Review

Healthcare-Related Qigong for the Prevention of Lifestyle-Related Diseases

Received: 19 February 2017;  Published: 08 May 2017;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1702002


(1) Background: Qigong is a kind of traditional Chinese exercise combining breathing, movement, and meditation in order to keep fit for the purpose of preventing disease and prolonging life. (2) Methods: Within this short article some topics like clinical efficacy and mechanism of health-care Qigong, the impact on the respiratory function and on the cardiovascular function, the influence on the immune system, the impact on the emotional aspects and brain function research on Qigong will be disc [...]