Study of Baduanjin Qigong in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): the first Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) in Hong Kong
05 Aug 2011
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition characterized by persistent sever fatigue lasting for at least 6 months with unknown cause. It is a common health problem which not only undermines the health and well-being of an individual, but also impacts the economy and health care system of the society as a whole.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has long been used as one of the treatments for the chronic illness. From September 2011 to March 2012, the Centre on Behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will conduct the first randomized controlled trial to study the use of Baduanjin Qigong in the treatment of CFS. The project is funded by the Hospital Authority with an aim to assess the effect of the Qigong on the physiological and psychological well-being of adult CFS patients and how it can improve their quality of life.
Assistant Professor Ng Siu Man, the principle investigator and associate director of HKU Centre on Behavioral Health will explain in the briefing the effect of Baduanjin Qigong in easing the syndrome. In addition, Baduanjin Qigong Master Tin will demonstrate the Qigong to participants.
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Date: August 8, 2011 (Monday)
Venue: Room 218, Convocation Room, Main Building, HKU
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