Qigong Improves Hypertension

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Researchers in China and Japan reviewed 908 cases in 9 different studies and found that qigong practice for at least two months can lead to a reduction in blood pressure among people with hypertension.  On average, study participants reduced their systolic blood pressure by 17.03 mm Hg and their diastolic blood pressure by 9.98 mm Hg.  These results were superior to those of control groups, but not better than results for participants treated with prescribed anti-hypertensive medication.

For more information on qigong and tai chi in Chinese medicine, see my blog post from May, The Many Benefits of Tai Chi.

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