Systematic Review about the Effects of Qigong Therapeutic Exercise on BalanceElena Mejías Gil1* and María Victoria González López-Arza2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Elena Mejías Gil, Physiotherapist
University of Extremadura, Avda de Elvas S/N
06006 Badajoz, España, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 23, 2017; Accepted date: March 29, 2017; Published date: March 31, 2017
Citation: Gil EM, López-Arza MVG (2017) Systematic Review about the Effects of Qigong Therapeutic Exercise on Balance. Altern Integr Med 6:236. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000236
Copyright: © 2017 Gil EM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the effects achieved by the Qigong on balance in the last 17 years publications.
Design: The performed search included quantitative researches about the effects of Qigong on balance, published between 01/01/2000 and 12/31/2016. There was no language restriction and reviews were not included in the analysis.
Databases: PubMed, CSIC, Cochrane Library, Scopus, PEDro, Dialnet, JSTAGE, JTCM.
Results: A total of 2966 studies were founded, 11 of them were selected after having applied the established inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Conclusion: Currently, there is not enough evidence to conclusively demonstrate the benefits of Qigong in improving balance. However, based on the analyzed studies, we can say that there are signs of an improvement.