Effects of Daoyin Qigong in postpolio syndrome patients with cold intolerance

Effects of Daoyin Qigong in postpolio syndrome patients with cold intolerance

Alternative title Efeitos do Dăoyĭn Qìgōng em pacientes com síndrome pós-pólio com queixa de intolerância ao frio
Author Ramos, Paulo Eduardo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abe, Gislaine Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pradella-Hallinan, Marcia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Quadros, Abrahão Augusto Juviniano Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Schmidt, Beny Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Oliveira, Acary Souza Bulle Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Postpolio syndrome (PPS) is characterized by progressive muscle weakness due to former infection with poliomyelitis and can be associated with other symptoms such as cold intolerance (CI). Daoyin Qigong (DQ) is a technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine that impacts the circulation of energy and blood. Objective: It was to verify the effects of DQ in PPS patients complaining of cold intolerance. Methods: Ten PPS patients were assessed using the visual analogue scale (VAS) adapted for CI before and after intervention with DQ; patients practiced it in a sitting position for 40 minutes, 3 times per week over 3 consecutive months. Patients were reassessed three months after ceasing DQ. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in local and systemic VAS-Cold both at the end of DQ training and three months past the end of this. Conclusion: The DQ technique ameliorated CI complaints in patients with PPS.
Keywords Postpoliomyelitis syndrome
Qigong
breathing exercises
public health
Language English
Date 2012-09-01
Published in Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. Sao Paulo Sp: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 70, n. 9, p. 680-685, 2012.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 680-685
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2012000900006
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000308959600006
SciELO ID S0004-282X2012000900006 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42754

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