Research Articles

A Case Study of Simultaneous Recovery from Multiple Physical Symptoms with Medical Qigong Therapy. Kevin W. Chen, Ph.D. MPH and Floyd D. Turner, Ph.D.  The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Volume 10, Number 1, 2004.

A Pilot Study of External Qigong Therapy for Patients with Fibromyalgia. Kevin W Chen, Ph.D., M.P.H., Afton L. Hassett, Psy.D., Faxiang Hou, Joy Staller, B.A., and Alan S. Lichtbroun, M.D.  The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  Volume 12, Number 9, pp. 851–856.  2006.

Anti-Aging Benefits of Qigong. Kenneth M. Sancier, Ph.D.

Biophotons – The Light in Our Cells. Marco Bischof.  Journal of Optometry Phototherapy.  March 2005.

Bio-photons and Bio-communication. R. VanWjik.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 183–197, 2001.

Effect of Qigong Therapy on Arthritis. Kevin W Chen & Tianjun Liu.  Medical Paradigm. Vol 1, No.1. pp. 36–48, June 2004.

Effects of External Qigong Therapy on Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Kevin W Chen & Adam Perlman & Jason G. Liao & Alex Lam & Joy Staller & Leonard H. Sigal. Clinical Rheumatology.  16 June 2008.

Evidence and Mechanism of External Qi in Chinese Medicine. Shui Yin Lo, PhD.  Medical Acupuncture. Volume 19, Number 4, 2007.

Exploratory Studies of Qigong Therapy for Cancer in China. Kevin W Chen, PhD, MPH. & Raphael Young, BA.  Integrative Cancer Therapies. pp. 345-370. 1(4) 2002.

Impact of Medical Qigong on Quality of Life, Fatigue, Mood and Inflammation in Cancer Patients. B. Oh, P. Butow, B. Mullan, S. Clarke, P. Beale, N. Pavlakis, E. Kothe, L. Lam, D. Rosenthal.  Annals of Oncology 21: 608–614, 2010

Improvement in Sensory Impairment and Social Interaction in Young Children with Autism Following Treatment with an Original Qigong Massage Methodology. Louisa M.T. Silva MD, MPH.  The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Vol. 35, No. 3 (2007) 393-406

Integrative Tumor Board: Advanced Breast Cancer – Qigong Analysis (This is part of a multidiscipline discussion on how to treat a case of recurrent breast cancer with post-surgery metastasis to bone). Binhui He and Kevin Chen. Integrative
Cancer Care, 1(2): 200-202

IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE EFFECTS OF QI THERAPY (EXTERNAL QIGONG) WITH AND WITHOUT TOUCHING? JUNG, MOON, SHIN, BYUNG-CHEUL, KIM, YOUN-SOON, SHIN, YONG-IL, LEE, MYEONG. International Journal of Neuroscience; Sep 2006, Vol. 116 Issue 9, p1055-1064, 9p

Medical Application of Qigong and Emitted Qi on Humans, Animals, Cell Cultures, and Plants: Review of Selected Scientific Research. Kenneth M. Sancier, Ph.D., Bingkun Hu, Ph.D.  American Journal of Acupuncture, pp.367-377,  Vol.19, No.4, 1991

Medical Applications of Qigong. Kenneth M. Sancier, Ph.D.  Alternative Therapies, Vol.2, No.1.  Jan 1996.

On the Possible Mechanism of Intent in Paranormal Phenomena. Lian G. Sidorov.

Researching the Benefits of Mind-Body Practice by Investigating Genetic Expression. Roger Jahnke, OMD.  Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Health Action Synergies

Therapeutic Benefits of Qigong Exercises in Combination with Drugs. Kenneth M. Sancier, Ph.D.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (1999) Vol 5, No. 4, pp. 383-389.

Qi and Bioelectromagnetic Energy. Randall L. Waechter.  Doctorate of Philosophy Degree, York University. June 2002

Yoga and Qigong in the Psychological Prevention of Mental Health Disorders. Paul Posadzki, Sheetal Parekh, and Nel Glass.  Chin J Integr Med 2010 Feb;16(1):80-86.

Medical Qigong, Chinese Medicine Without Needles: Energy Medicine Offers a Solution for Needle-Phobes. Acupuncture has been credited with resolving pain, inflammation, nerve conditions and more. Yet for some, the thought of being poked with a needle keeps them from enjoying the benefits of ancient Chinese wisdom.

Medical Qigong and Surgery. Medical Qigong Therapy is useful for treating patients before, during and after surgery. Qi Emission can be used in order to reduce the patient’s bleeding, enhance the immune system, minimize the risk of infection, strengthen the body, and accelerate the recovery rate.

How Qiqong Works on Cancer. When I came across a Chinese book on five chi gong exercise techniques and discovered that chi gong can cure cancer…went to China in 1984 to see for myself, and found that it is definitely true that chi gong is being used to cure cancer.

Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure In 8 Weeks. Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.

For Health Benefits, Try Tai Chi. The gentle, 2,000-year-old Chinese practice of tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion.” But the Harvard Women’s Health Watch newsletter suggests a more apt description is “medication in motion.”

Acupuncture beats aspirin for chronic headache. Acupuncture works better than drugs like aspirin to reduce the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

Applying TCM Principles to Western Psychotherapy. Many patients seeking help for psychological problems also have corresponding chronic physical ailments. The opposite is also true. Most patients that have chronic physical ailments also have chronic corresponding psychological problems.

Acupuncture Goes Mainstream. Why doctors are increasingly turning to acupuncture to help their patients. Tara McElroy, MD, is sticking more needles in her patients than ever before.

Acupuncture May Help Lazy Eye. Acupuncture treatments to treat one type of lazy eye proved as good as the traditional patching of the eye used to help the eyes work together, according to a new study.

Qigong and Taiji: Nervous System. Balance is the state between rest and action called dynamic equilibrium. This is the state that training in Tai ji and Qigong seeks to refine. In the autonomic nervous system yin may be associated with the parasympathetic and yang may be associated with the sympathetic.