Chapter Five - Qigong exercise for chronic fatigue syndrome

Publication date: 2019Source: International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 147Author(s): Jessie S.M. Chan, Siu-Man Ng, Lai-Ping Yuen, Cecilia L.W. ChanAbstractChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is often overlooked, has unclear etiology and no effective cure except some symptomatic treatments. Additionally, most people with CFS do not seek medical attention. Qigong exercise, an ancient Eastern body-mind-spirit practice, has been long practiced in Chinese communities and may powerfully trigger the self-healing process. Using full baseline data (n = 1409), the average Hong Kong CFS respondent was found to be female, married, 42.5yo, highly educated and employed full-time, experiencing sleep disturbance (~ 95%), anxiety (> 80%), and depressive symptoms (68%).Here, we summarized our previous studies to evaluate the potential of Qigong as a complementary and alternative therapy for CFS. Two randomized controlled trials were conducted (RCT1 n1 = 137, RCT2 n2 = 150). In both trials, extensive online questionnaires allowed individuals with CFS-like illness (i.e., symptoms match CFS, yet without clinical confirmation) to be identified. RCT1 included a 5-week intervention. The intervention in RCT2 was 8 weeks.In RCT1 Qigong group had reduced fatigue (P 
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
ConclusionSelf-reporting and clinical scrutiny are complementary. Structured questionnaires increase the range of predictive variables and should be utilized routinely to facilitate clinicians' quest for the correct diagnosis.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Abstract Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder associated with fatigue, pain, and structural/functional abnormalities seen during magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI). Therefore, we evaluated the performance of structural MRI (sMRI) abnormalities in the classification of CFS patients versus healthy controls and compared it to machine learning (ML) classification based upon self-report (SR). Participants included 18 CFS patients and 15 healthy controls (HC). All subjects underwent T1-weighted sMRI and provided visual analogue-scale ratings of fatigue, pain intensity, anxiety, depression, anger, and sleep q...
Source: Experimental Brain Research - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Exp Brain Res Source Type: research
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