Abstract Title:

Effects of Qi-therapy on premenstrual syndrome.

Abstract Source:

Int J Neurosci. 2004 Aug;114(8):909-21. PMID: 15527198

Abstract Author(s):

Hye-Sook Jang, Myeong Soo Lee, Myung-Ja Kim, Elizabeth S Chong


This study investigated the effects of Qi-therapy (nine sessions over two menstrual cycles) on pain and other symptoms in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Forty-six women who were attending college were randomly allocated to receive Qi-therapy (Qi-therapy group: n = 23) or placed on a waiting list as controls (n = 22: 1 dropped out). Qi-therapy had a significant effect on pain and water retention. In addition, there were significant short-term effects on pain, mental depression, and anxiety. These results suggested that Qi-therapy might be useful as a nursing intervention for women who suffer from PMS to maintain or restore a balance of Qi.

Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Qigong : CK(909) : AC(87)

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