Acute psychological responses to qigong exercise of varying durations

Mattias Johansson, Peter HASSMEN

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Qigong exercise has been shown to induce acute psychological changes of a positive nature; but whether longer durations have greater effects than shorter ones is not known. Forty-one regular qigong practitioners therefore engaged in either 30 or 60 min of qigong exercise within a randomized cross-over design. Measures of mood, anxiety, activation, and hedonic tone were obtained pre- and post-exercise.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-458
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Chinese Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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