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Use of qigong therapy in the detoxification of heroin addicts.

  title={Use of qigong therapy in the detoxification of heroin addicts.},
  author={Ming Li and Kevin W Chen and Zhixian Mo},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  volume={8 1},
          50-4, 56-9
CONTEXT Qigong is a traditional Chinese health practice believed to have special healing and recovery power. Little scientific documentation was found on qigong and its effectiveness, and no literature was found on qigong as a treatment of substance addiction. OBJECTIVE To explore the effectiveness of qigong therapy on detoxification of heroin addicts compared to medical and nonmedical treatment. DESIGN Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: qigong treatment group (n = 34… 

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