Kuan, S-C, et al./2012

To test the effects of 12 weeks of a Qigong exercise program n psychological and physiological health in wheelchair older adults.



72 older subjects, Wheel chair users of similar problems-65 years or more with cognitive integrity; CG-38 subjects without qigong, yoga or tai chi chuan for at least 3 months); EG-34 subjects for Qigong Ho-gong classes.

12 weeks-Qi gong Ho-gong practice (adapted to Wheel chairs)

5x/week-35 minutes

Blood pressure (BP), Heart Rare Variability (HRV); distant skin temperature (DST) and Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS-5)

Systolic and diastolic pressures, distant skin temperature small increase (DST), no changes in the HRV, significant improvement in the psychological health;