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An observational cohort study on terminal cancer survivors practicing falun gong (FLG) in China.

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... Researchers from Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and the US did a meta-analysis based on the self-reports from Chinese cancer patients between 2000 and 2015 and found that practicing Falun Gong could significantly improve survival rate for cancer patients [79]. About 97 percent (n = 147, 96.7%) indicated full symptom recovery, with 60 cases confirmed by their doctors [79]. ...
... Researchers from Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and the US did a meta-analysis based on the self-reports from Chinese cancer patients between 2000 and 2015 and found that practicing Falun Gong could significantly improve survival rate for cancer patients [79]. About 97 percent (n = 147, 96.7%) indicated full symptom recovery, with 60 cases confirmed by their doctors [79]. ...
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Although mental health service providers have focused on the effects of trauma and related interventions for decades, little is known about pervasive and historic trauma, particularly for socially marginalized individuals. Thus, clinical issues associated with sociopolitical oppression have been under-investigated. Coupled with the lack of sufficient cultural competence when working with diverse clients, mainstream clinicians frequently lack adequate case conceptualization skills and culturally sensitive interventions to assist clients from diverse backgrounds. Using traumatic stress as a framework for exploring evidence-based interventions to address long-term, pervasive marginalization and its psychological effects, the authors propose that mindfulness techniques are particularly beneficial to this client population. The authors reviewed culture-centered interventions to address traumatic stress for marginalized client populations, focusing on the mindfulness practice of Falun Gong. Recommendations for practice include the inclusion of traumatic stress theory and techniques in pre-service training, professional development training for practitioners focusing on mindfulness techniques with clients assessed with historical trauma, and Web-based training for clinical faculty to enhance their knowledge about traumatic stress, historical trauma, and associated interventions for clients from marginalized communities. The authors offer recommendations for future research that focuses on studies exploring the usefulness of Falun Gong in working with clients with traumatic stress.
... Psychology should seriously begin researching the theory of eastern traditional health care such as Falun Dafa, a universal view of body and mind practice, and energy medicine. From achievement of health and well-being perspective, we believe, with support from those scientists like above psychologists showing righteous thoughts to Falun Dafa, investigators like in the study team [75] in the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting will present much more data, if without persecution, from scientific research on terminal cancer survivors practicing Falun Dafa and other beneficial cohorts with more larger sample size, for people in all over the world. ...
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Recently, much more mind-body/mindfulness interventions have been used in different people including frail elders, patients with major depressive order, pain suffering, chronic fatigue, infection, and patients in intensive care unit, etc. In the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, many Chinese mind-body exercises are under very active investigation for evidence-based decision making. At the same time, there is a fact that Yoga and Health Qigong/Tai Chi, especially meditative practice based on ancient oriental civilizations, have been practiced for thousands of years and are getting more attention. The use of Traditional Chinese music as therapy was documented around 94 BC and that was foundational to traditional Chinese medicine, building power for health as well. Meditation, as a mind-body practice, originally introduced by cultivators in ancient Eastern religious and/or spiritual traditions has raised increasing awareness recently in the Western world. Medical research results suggest that the benefits of Eastern meditative practices not only include the promotion of emotional and mental health, resilience, stress and anxiety reductions, but also cure other health-related conditions. It was suggested that improvement of moral level would be of the same importance with those achieving mind-body health. Through experiential learning, and what delivering big sample size survey results and numerous case reports, the authors are illustrating the mindful practice of Falun Gong (also called “Falun Dafa”) and have real health-wellness effects to practitioners.
... Falun Gong could improve cancer survival rate, with 98 percent (n=149) of cancer patients still alive and 97 percent reporting full symptom recovery (Minghui.org, 2016, Dong et al, 2016. Ongoing research by the author showed Falun Gong's healing potential with people suffering from anxiety, PTSD, generalized trauma stress, and depression. ...
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Trey, Margaret, Doctor of Counseling, is a holistic wellness practitioner, researcher, and author of The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong: Meditation for health, Wellness and Beyond. Also trained in the ancient art of shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine, yoga, vipassana meditation, and the yin-yang of foods, Dr. Trey is known for her spiritually integrated approach toward helping others in diverse settings. A pioneering researcher on the effects of Falun Gong, she believes the key for lasting change lies in supporting change seekers and change makers. Abstract Spirituality is now becoming a progressively prevalent theme in counseling, psychotherapy—as well as a way of life for many individuals. Considered the 'fifth force' in the helping profession, spirituality can no longer be ignored in the therapeutic realm. Among health professionals, there has been mounting interest in mind-body and spiritual approaches. Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline with elements from Buddhist and Taoist teachings, is one such approach that can be successfully blended in therapeutic settings or as self-care and self-help strategy when working with individuals from diverse or multicultural settings. This presentation paper offers an overview of the therapeutic impact of Falun Gong, supported by case examples.
... Researchers from Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States conducted a meta-analysis based on the selfreported cases from Chinese cancer patients between 2000 and 2015. Their findings showed that 98% of cancer patients (n = 149) who started practicing Falun Gong were still alive, with 97% (n = 147) reporting full symptom recovery (Dong et al., 2016;"Research finds Falun Gong," 2016). In the Hearts Uplifted Project, an Australian researcher observed and documented the lived experiences of Falun Gong practitioners to examine their health, wellness, and resilience (Trey, 2016b(Trey, , 2017a. ...
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Eastern meditative approaches have existed since time immemorial in traditional cultures, predating Christianity. That these disciplines are still being practiced today indicates that these traditional practices were and still are beneficial to humankind. Although their integration with counseling is still foreign for some, many in the West have embraced these practices as a way of life for their health and well-being. This trend has encouraged many counselors to follow suit in order to cater to the varied and ever-changing needs of their clients. Falun Gong is one such mind-body, spiritual meditative system that holds promise for counseling integration. The practice's beneficial effects and integration possibilities remain relatively unknown and undocumented. The main purpose of this paper is to present case examples illustrating the benefits of the practice and the feasibility of integrating Falun Gong with counseling—to help people toward self-healing and realizing their purpose in life.
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Background: The most common severe symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are breathing difficulty and respiratory failure. Unfortunately, mortality of COVID-19 patients with severe breathing difficulties is high. Clinical finding and diagnosis: This report describes the case of a woman in her seventies, who could not taste anything except a metallic taste, had pains all over, low-grade fever, and who soon developed severe breathing difficulties in 15 days. At the time, her doctors described her as having suspected COVID-19 and advised her to self-quarantine at home. Interventions and outcomes: When the patient had her initial symptoms, her treating physician prescribed Tylenol which she took for 13 days. The patient initially felt better, but then developed severe fatigue, achiness within a week, and then severe breathing difficulties. The patient was sometimes unable to breathe and could not walk from her bed to the bathroom. She started feeling fearful of death after 15 days had lapsed. She then started to recite the nine Chinese characters "Fa-Lun Da-Fa Hao, Zhen-Shan-Ren Hao” daily. After she started reciting these nine true words (NTW) frequently and sincerely, the patient felt her lungs opened and she was able to breathe longer and deeper. Within three days of constantly reciting the NTW, her breathing returned to normal and all symptoms ceased. Conclusions: This suspected COVID-19 patient gained significant clinical benefits after sincerely reciting the nine-character true words from Falun Gong.
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