Qi, Qigong, and Tai Chi | Goals and Objectives | Approaches and Technologies | Results
The overall goal of our Laboratory is to produce rigorous scientific data that will support the full integration of Eastern medical therapies in general, and Qigong and Tai Chi in particular, into Western medicine and sports. The following are specific objectives of our current research:
Demonstrate that Qigong and Tai Chi practices produce measurable changes in physiological and bioenergy markers.
Determine the biological mechanisms underlying these changes and understand how they might be related to the benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi on mind and body functions.
Compare Qigong and Tai Chi effects with those produced by physical exercises and heat treatment, massage therapy, acupuncture, and herbal medicine.
Design simplified Qigong and Tai Chi training routines for general health and healing and for specific needs.