Qigong Can Relieve Chronic Fatigue

January 3, 2018
by Pharm Tao

According to Chinese Medicine, chronic fatigue is caused by the disharmony and weakening of Qi. Qigong can provide effective interventions to strengthen and adjust the conditions of Qi for disease prevention and treatment. Researchers in UK evaluated the effects of Qigong on relieving chronic fatigue (Craske et al., 2008).

A total of 18 Caucasian female participants were involved in the study (Craske et al., 2008). The participants had weekly Qigong training for 6 months, and practiced for 15 minutes each day. The study found that the Qigong training significantly improved factors associated with chronic fatigue. These factors included sleep quality, pain conditions, emotional attitude and general mobility.

The study indicates that Qigong training is safe with good effects for the treatment of chronic fatigue (Craske et al., 2008). Further studies with larger-scale trials and longer terms are still needed to confirm such effects. It is also necessary to explore the scientific mechanisms of such interventions.


Craske, N. J., Turner, W., et al. (2008) Qigong Ameliorates Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue: A Pilot Uncontrolled Study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology

Leave a Reply

Copyright © 2006-2018 PharmTao.com. All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer: By using this site, the readers agree that the content on our web pages is for information purpose only. The information provided on our web pages is not intended for diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent any diseases, conditions or symptoms, or to endorse any products. Personal directions and the use of health products should be provided by qualified health professionals.

Mind-Body, Personalized, and Systems Medicine