A small, uncontrolled UK pilot study has found evidence of benefit for qigong in treating chronic fatigue. Eighteen women were taught a qigong routine during weekly classes over six months, and asked to practise it daily for 15 minutes. Participants completed a medical questionnaire and a sleep diary during the two-week baseline control period, and at three and six months following the start of the trial. The qigong intervention resulted in significant changes in scores related to sleep, vitality, social activity, pain, mobility and mental attitude after three and six months. (Qigong ameliorates symptoms of chronic fatigue: a pilot uncontrolled study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Jun;6(2):265-70).

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