Effects of Qigong on Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Principal Investigator: Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD

Co-Investigator: Ryan Bradley ND, MPH

Abstract: Qigong is a traditional Chinese energy medicine practice combining breathing, movement, and meditation. Although previous studies suggest that Qigong may be a beneficial adjunct treatment for individuals with type 2 diabetes (1–3), few randomized controlled trials of Qigong in patients with type 2 diabetes have been performed. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of Qigong relative to physical exercise or standard care on glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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