Serum cytokines, mood and sleep after a qigong program: is qigong an effective psychobiological tool?

@article{Manzaneque2009SerumCM,
  title={Serum cytokines, mood and sleep after a qigong program: is qigong an effective psychobiological tool?},
  author={Juan M Manzaneque and Francisca M Vera and Francisco Miquel Rodr{\'i}guez and Gaspar J Garcia and Laura Alvarado Leyva and Mar{\'i}a J Blanca},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={60-7}
}
Qigong is an ancient Chinese psychosomatic exercise that integrates movement, breathing and meditation into a single multifaceted practice. The present study was designed to assess the effects of qigong practice on serum cytokines, mood and subjective sleep quality. Experimental participants underwent a qigong training program for one month. Blood samples for the quantification of TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma, and several instruments to assess anxiety and depression symptoms as well as SSQ, were… CONTINUE READING

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