A new study by the University of Texas finds that qi gong significantly improves quality-of-life of cancer patients over a control group. As a long-time martial arts practitioner, I have encountered the martial aspects of qi gong first-hand, and one of my great pet peeves is people–whether physicians, martial artists, or whoever–who dismiss it simply because they can’t quantify it.

Now, this is a very limited study, so it would be improper to generalize these findings for clinical prescriptions, just as the article said. However, it is a legitimate study of actual qi gong, which is rare in this field. Good science does not begin with a perspective of “I don’t believe in this, so I will ignore it or treat it stupidly.” Good science treats every study seriously, and sees where it leads.

Published by Little-Known Blogger

Correctional Officer, Martial Artist, Firearms Instructor, Digital Artist, Published Poet, Retired Military, Constitutional Conservative, Christian (Anglican) B. S. Multidisciplinary Studies, summa cum laude

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