177726 Yan Xin Qigong (YXQ) in health promotion and disease prevention: Evidence from a survey study

Monday, October 27, 2008

Xin Yan, MD , The Institute of Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicinec, c/o New Medical Science Research Institute, New York, NY
Hua Shen , New Medical Science Research Institute, New York, NY
Yuhong Yang, PhD , School of Statistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Hsiaowen C. Huang, MS , Harvard University, Boston, MA
Jianyuan Wang, PhD , Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Chestnut Hill, MA
Shuyi Hua, MS , Qwest Communications International, Inc, Superior, CO
Saling Huang, PhD , KAI Pharmaceuticals, Inc, South San Francisco, CA
Peihua Ni, MS , New England Traditional Chinese Medical & Health Culture Study Institute, Avon, CT
Jun Wang, PhD , New Medical Science Research Institute, New York, NY
Chunling Lu, PhD , Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Introduction: Qigong is the foundation and an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been widely used throughout China for therapeutic treatment and health promotion. Yan Xin Qigong (YXQ), a Qigong method recommended by the Chinese government for its safety and effectiveness, is a Traditional Chinese Advanced Qigong taught by Dr. YAN Xin, a chief physician and a renowned grand Qigong Master. YXQ has distinguished itself in rigorous scientific studies conducted in laboratory settings by Dr. Yan and scientists at leading universities. The peer-reviewed literature demonstrates effects of YXQ at various scales and suggests physiological pathways possibly related to its mechanism of healing.

Purpose: To investigate the effects of YXQ on health promotion and disease prevention based on a comprehensive survey conducted in 2001 in North America.

Method: Data were collected from participants of an international conference. Besides individuals' socio-demographic information, questions regarding participants' health conditions/problems were used to evaluate their physical and mental health both before and after learning YXQ. Questions specific to women and senior health were also used. Regression methods were applied to investigate the effects of learning YXQ on various aspects of health status and disease condition improvements.

Results: 1,155 individuals participated in the survey. Learning YXQ had substantial and comprehensive health effects. Health improvements were positively associated with YXQ learning variables.

Learning Objectives:
- Describing health benefits reported by the participants of the study - Analyzing Yan Xin Qigong effects on health promotion and disease prevention

Keywords: Disease Prevention, Health Promotion

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have contributed to this study.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.