Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Qigong and Tai Chi for Chronic Disease Prevention

Non-pharmacological interventions for pain and stress have gained tremendous momentum.


Mind-Body Practice -- Qigong and Tai Chi -- are group based and inexpensive to implement. The evidence base suggests that these practices are safe and effective for a multitude of preventable chronic disorders..



Given safety and efficacy, should there be vigorous research on implementation of Qigong and Tai Chi and their widespread dissemination?

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Compelling Question (CQ)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

What can we do to assure that safe, effective, inexpensive non-parmacological approaches like Qigong and Tai Chi become widely diffused into communities, agencies, organizations, schools, health systems and businesses.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

We have participated in a number of studies that have contributed to the evidence base for Mind-Body Practice as a safe and effective non-pharmacological programming.


The key -- group based. For the financing, group based is inexpensive. For the efficacy group based supports compliance.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Dr Roger Jahnke, http://IIQTC.org


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Idea No. 565