A research team from China reported that participants undergoing Ba Duan Jin i.e. Eight Brocades Qigong exercises achieved significantly greater improvement than the controls in visual analogue scale, Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire and SF-36 health transition scores (all p < 0.05). The findings suggested that regular Ba Duan Jin practice reduced suffering and pain, and increases health satisfaction in individuals with chronic neck pain.
Cite: Wang JY, Guo H, Tang L, Meng J, Hu LY. Case-control study on regular Ba Duan Jin practice for patients with chronic neck pain. International Journal of Nursing Sciences. 2014 Dec 1;1(4):360-6.