Qigong exercise could reduce upper limb lymphedema and improve blood flow in breast cancer survivors

S.S.M. Fong, Sheung Mei Shamay Ng, W.S. Luk, J.W.Y. Chung, Wai Nam Tsang

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of Qigong exercise on upper limb lymphedema, arterial resistance and blood flow velocity in postmastectomy breast cancer survivors. METHOD: Eleven breast cancer survivors with Qigong experience (mean age: 58.3±10.1 years) were assigned to the experimental group and 12 breast cancer survivors without Qigong experience (mean age: 53.8±4.2 years) were assigned to the control group. After baseline measurements were taken, the experimental group performed 18 Forms Tai Chi Qigong exercise for approximately 6 ...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-424
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Volumes53
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Social services and welfare medical sciences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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