Since 2008, a number of research studies and clinical trials have been conducted to measure the affect of CFQ Qigong on fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Research articles, posters, and clinical perspectives are below, along with links to published articles in various medical journals. Please share this information with your medical team as you create your treatment plan.

Qigong and Fibromyalgia circa 2017 J. Sawynok, PhD

FOA-Three Cases of Pain Resolution, Other Health Benefits and Improved Vision with Long-term Practice of Qigong – 2016   J. Sawynok, PhD

Observational Trial of Qigong as a Complementary Practice in People Receiving Treatment at a Tertiary Care Pain Management Unit – 2016 M.Pike, BSc, J. Sawynok, PhD, M. Lynch, MD, FRCPC, A. J. Clark, MD, FRCPC, D.

Clinical Perspectives on Qigong Healing – 2015
Jana Sawynok, PhD, October 2015

Observational Trial of Qigong as a Complementary Practice in Chronic Pain Program – 2015
M.Pike,  J.  Sawynok,  PhD,  M.  Lynch,  MD,  FRCPC,  A  J.  Clark,  MD,  FRCPC,  D. Marcon

Qualitative Analysis of a Controlled Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia – 2014
Jana Sawynok PhD and Mary Lynch MD, FRCPC – Departments of Pharmacology, Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Dalhousie University and QEII Health Sciences Centre, Pain Management Unit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia – 2012
Mary Lynch MD FRCPC, Professor Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Dalhousie University; Jana Sawynok PhD, Professor Pharmacology, Dalhousie University; Ben Rusak PhD, Clinical Scientist, Dalhousie University; Chok Hiew PhD, Professor of Health Psychology (R), University New Brunswick; Dana Marcon, CFQ Qigong Instructor and Medical Exercise Specialist

Extension Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia:  Quantitative and Qualitative Study – 2012
Jana Sawynok PhD, ME Lynch MD FRCPC, and Dana Marcon BSc, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Controlled Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia – 2009
ME Lynch MD FRCPC, Jana Sawynok PhD, Chok Hiew PhD, Dana Marcon BSc, Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

A Pilot Trial of Qigong for Treatment of Fibromyalgia – 2008
ME Lynch MD FRCPC, Professor Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Dalhousie University, Jana Sawynok PhD, Professor Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Chok Hiew PhD, Professor Emeritus Health Psychology, University New Brunswick,Dana  Marcon, CFQ Qigong Instructor and Medical Exercise Specialist, Joanne Stewart BScN and Paulette Nauss Trial Coordinator, QEII HSC, Amanda Bouchard MSc, Dalhousie University

 


RESEARCH ARTICLE:  HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION EVIDENCE-BASED COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Volume 2013, Article ID 726062, 12 pages
Extension Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study
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RESEARCH ARTICLE:  THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
Volume 19, Number 4, 2013, pp. 383–386  Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong and Fibromyalgia: Methodological Issues and Two Case Reports
Jana Sawynok, PhD, Chok Hiew, PhD, and Dana Marcon, BA, BComm
DOI: 10.1089/acm.2011.0861

RESEARCH ARTICLE:  ARTHRITIS RESEARCH & THERAPY
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia – 2012
Mary Lynch, Jana Sawynok, Chok Hiew, and Dana Marcon