Below is a list of studies, research papers, books, articles, and other websites with additional information on Qi Gong, Internal Arts and Corporate Wellness:
Articles and research papers:
A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085832/
Health benefits of qigong or tai chi for cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analyses. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24559833
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of Qigong and Tai Chi for depressive symptoms. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26275645
The sustaining effects of Tai chi Qigong on physiological health for COPD patients: a randomized controlled trial. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24280465
Tai chi Qigong improves lung functions and activity tolerance in COPD clients: a single blind, randomized controlled trial. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21296261
Effectiveness of a Tai chi Qigong program in promoting health-related quality of life and perceived social support in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease clients. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20229333
Evaluation of the sustaining effects of Tai Chi Qigong in the sixth month in promoting psychosocial health in COPD patients: a single-blind, randomized controlled trial. - ://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20229333
Effects of Tai Chi on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. - ://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25404855
Why Tai Chi Works So Well For Pain Relief ://time.com/5209233/tai-chi-chronic-pain/
Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia, by Pam Belluck. The New York Times, August 18, 2010
Qigong Reduced Blood Pressure and Catecholamine Levels of Patients with Essential Hypertension, by Myung-Suk Lee, Myeong Soo Lee et als 2003, Vol. 113, No. 12 , Pages 1691-1701. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207450390245306
Multifaceted Health Benefits of Medical Qigong, by Kenneth M. Sancier, Ph.D. and Devatara Holman MS, MA, Lac J. Alt Compl Med. 2004; 10(1):163-166.
This form of gentle exercise is actually quite good for your heart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-form-of-gentle-exercise-is-actually-quite-good-for-your-heart/2016/03/14/ece278ea-e6ea-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html?utm_term=.82c98282f5b9
Anti-Aging Benefits of Qigong, by Kenneth Sancier Ph. D., http://www.qigonginstitute.org/html/papers/Anti- Aging_Benefits_of_Qigong.html
Effects of Qigong Therapy on Arthritis: A Review and Report of a Pilot Trial by Kevin W Chen and Tianjun Liu. Medical Paradigm: June 2004 – Volume 1, Number 1.; www.wishus.org/researchpapers/Arthritis.pdf
Meditation can Keep You More Focused at Work, by Anita Bruzzese. USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/green-sheet/advice/philip-chard/2017/03/17/mindfulness-meditation-both-improve-quality-life/99178868/
The Relaxation Response, By Herbert Benson MD, New York: HarperCollins, 2000. First Published in 1975 by William Morrow and Co. Inc. pp. xli-xlii.
The Relaxation Response, By Herbert Benson MD, New York: HarperCollins, 2000. First Published in 1975 by William Morrow and Co. Inc.
The Tao of Stress: How to Calm, Balance and Simplify Your Life, by Robert G. Santee. PhD. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications Inc. 2013, pp. 18-23.
The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge, MD Penguin Group Viking, 2015.
Too Much Sitting May Have Some Serious Health Effects - Even If You Exercise. Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/too-much-sitting-may-have-some-serious-health-effects--even-if-you-exercise/2015/01/26/d0345a4a-a250-11e4-b146-577832eafcb4_story.html?utm_term=.e102da07fbae
Wei Tuo Qi Gong – Climbing the Mountain: The Essence of Qi Gong and Martial Arts, by Jonathan Snowiss. Xlibris, 2010, pp.94-5.
Staying Fit All Life Long: 10 Tips for Fascial Fitness Tom Myers www.embody-work.com/.../Tom-Myers-10-Tips-for-Fascial-Fitness.pdf and Fascial Fitness: Training in the Neuro-Fascial Web, by Thomas Myers April 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal
Chinese Healing Exercises by Livia Kohn, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2008, p.43.
Early Chinese Medical Literature: The Mawangdui Manuscripts, Translation and Study by Donald Harper. London and New York: Kegan Paul International, 1998, p. 83.
A Brief Introduction to the Body Strengthening Function of the Eight Diagram Palm Qi Gong by Li Zi Ming, Translated by Huang Guo Qi, Pa Kua Chang Journal Vol. 5 No. 1 Nov./Dec. 1994, Pacific Grove CA: High View Publications pp. 17-19.
Early Taoist Contemplation and Its Resonance in the American Academy: An Interview with Harold Roth http://www.holosforum.org/halroth.html
Qi- has no simple definition. For now, it can be understood as “energy” or “vital force.” Qi also refers to breathing and respiration as well as to mists, fog, air and vapor –things that are perceptible. but intangible. In traditional Chinese medicine, Qi is the basis for the body’s activity, but the activity itself is also Qi. Proper or correct Qi maintains and renews the measured orderly changes that comprise normal bodily processes. In the martial arts, Qi has an intimate relationship with the power and movement generated through the muscles and bones in coordination with the breath. -Tom Bisio - The Art of Ba Gua Zhang - internalartsinternational.com/newyorkinternalarts.com
Jin: a vigorous and lively expression of refined power and strength
c- like a ts or tz as in its
q- like ch in cheat: “Qi” is pronounced “Chi”
x- like sh in shine: “Xiang” is pronounced “Shiang”
zh- like j in jump or dg in edge
e- a short a sound as in her
i- a long a sound as in eat