A pilot study of external qigong therapy for patients with fibromyalgia.

@article{Chen2006APS,
  title={A pilot study of external qigong therapy for patients with fibromyalgia.},
  author={Kevin Chen and Afton L. Hassett and Faxiang Hou and Joy Staller and Alan S Lichtbroun},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={851-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Although qigong is an important part of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) based on a philosophy similar to acupuncture, few studies of qigong exist in the Western medicine literature. To evaluate qigong therapy as a modality in treating chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), we report a pilot trial of 10 women with severe FMS who experienced significant improvement after external qigong therapy (EQT). DESIGN Ten patients with FMS completed five to seven… CONTINUE READING