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Zhineng Qigong to improve health in patients with COVID-19


Presently, a new social actor that has for ever changed our lives is going right through us.
Coronavirus belongs to a large family of viruses. In human beings, it may cause respiratory infections that may range from an ordinary cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19. [1]

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 a pandemic. [2] Over the last months, this has caused the restructuring of the health system in tens of countries, and an endless amount of protocols to be applied by medical doctors and citizens, contingency plans, new and shifting information and an endless number of studies. [3]

Due to the prevalence of the infection, several investigations are being carried out to find a treatment for COVID-19, taking into consideration antimalarial drugs combined with antibiotics, antivirals, use of anticoagulants for the prevention of thromboembolic events, and first trials on vaccines. However, there are many side effects and limitations. [4]

The effectiveness of these treatments has not always been positive and this encourages
investigators to look for alternative ways of facing this pandemic. [5]

Different studies have evidenced the use of complementary medicine like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Qigong as a viable and valuable option in the prevention and treatment of and rehabilitation from respiratory diseases. [6]

Therefore, in Jiangxia Fangcang, Wuhan, a temporary Hospital was opened and converted into a sports center so as to receive patients with mild symptoms of pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2. The treatment adopted was mainly the decoction used by TCM and the teaching of Ba Duan Jin Qigong to improve the health of the people hospitalized. [7]

A brief introduction of The Real-World Study of the Effect of Zhineng Qigong on Non-hospitalized People with COVID-19

Zhen Qigongchuan Liu Lily

Introduction: This study is initiated by Zhen Qingchuan, a senior Zhineng Qigong teacher, who has offered Zhineng Qigong intervention in the past 20 years to over 20000 people round the world to relieve their physical and mental agony. In view of the great suffering caused by the outbreak of pandemic COVID-19, he decided to offer help to non-hospitalized people with COVID-19. A pilot study was made a few months ago and the results are positive, so he intends to expand the sample size to help more people.

Purposes: 1 To help non-hospitalized people with COVID-19 using Zhineng Qigong methods; 2 To evaluate the effect of Zhineng Qigong on COVID-19.

Type of research intervention: Zhineng Qigong methods

Participant selection: 1 Non-hospitalized people with COVID-19; 2 Non-hospitalized people with symptoms suggesting COVID-19.

Information on Zhineng Qigong: Zhineng Qigong is a branch of Qigong created by Dr. Pang Ming who offered Zhineng Qigong training and healing to people with various diseases including these “incurable” ones such as tumor, heart disease, diabetes, etc. His way of training and healing became so popular that the center he founded in a remote village in Hebei Province, China in the 1980s grew into the largest medicine-less hospital in the world. Tens of thousands of documented successful cases have been collected over a period of 13 years. The medicine-less hospital was closed in 2001 and the group of Zhineng Qigong teachers trained by Dr. Pang Ming are scattered round the world. The principal investigator of the study, Zhen Qingchuan, is one of them.

Procedures: The study is divided into 4 phases

Phase 1: Admission into the experimental group (from the -3 th to the 0 day), during which time, the subjects are asked to agree to informed consent form and fill in Application Form for “The Real-World Study of the Effect of Zhineng Qigong on Non-hospitalized People with COVID-19”.
Phase 2: Online intervention with Zhineng Qigong (from the 1st to the 7th day)
Phase 3: Online rehabilitation with Zhineng Qigong (from the 8th to the 14th day)
Phase 4: Follow-ups (from the 15th to the 28th day)
At the end of phase 2, 3 and 4, subjects are asked to fill in the above-mentioned form with updated information of their conditions.

Side effects: The methods of Zhineng Qigong are non-invasive, non-medicinal, non-radiative and non-damage. No side effects have been observed so far since they are taught to people in the 1980s.

Discomforts: Some subjects may have qi reactions, which are indications that their physical, emotional and mental conditions are changing for better.

Benefits: The subjects are getting stronger physically, more peaceful emotionally and more intelligent mentally. Daily participation in the online session helps you quickly regain health.

Download the paper: A Pilot Study on the Effect of Zhineng Qigong Remote Intervention on Eliminating the Symptoms of Confirmed and Suspected Cases of Covid-19