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90Life Research  2019, Vol. 2 Issue (1): 8-13    DOI: 10.12032/life2019-0125-002
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Efficacy of Qigong for the treatment of alopecia universalis:a clinical case report
Gómez Jensen Alberto Alejandro1,*(), Martínez Diana Elina1, Wan Qing Guo1
1Tan Tien Private Clinic, Entre Ríos 1409, Corrientes, Argentina.
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Abstract  

Qigong is a part of traditional Chinese medicine. According to the antique treaties, the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine are based in maintaining the harmony between Qi (energy), Jing (essence) and Shen (spirit). Alterations in this harmony can develop and determine the appearance of disease. Therapeutic effects of Qigong are helpful in the prevention and treatment of several diseases. It's main role in restoring body functions is due to the communication between internal organs, tissues and cells. The main goal of this work is to show the efficacy of Qigong in the treatment of a dermatological disease characterized by the appearance of circular or oval patches of missing hair, known as alopecia universalis. For western medicine the exact cause of this illness is not totally revealed, however, it's attributed to psycological, genetics and metabolic alterations. From the traditional Chinese medicine perspective, hair alterations are framed in the area of the water energy, represented by the kidney organ. The results of Qigong treatment suggested that the cranial hair follicles had been activated since the first treatment. As treatment progressed, the cranial hair follicles continued to grow, what's more, the brightness and pigmentation of the hair also increased. Therefore, in the clinical conditions evaluated, Qigong could be an effective alternative treatment in consideration of the visible evidence about rapid and long lasting results. Besides, we did not observe any side effects of Qigong in this case.



Key wordstraditional Chinese medicine      Qigong      alopecia      hair follicles     
Received: 02 January 2019      Published: 20 January 2019
Corresponding Authors: Jensen Alberto Alejandro Gómez     E-mail: aleqigong@gmail.com
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Gómez Jensen Alberto Alejandro, Martínez Diana Elina, Wan Qing Guo. Efficacy of Qigong for the treatment of alopecia universalis:a clinical case report. 90Life Research, 2019, 2(1): 8-13.

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Figure 1. Patient with alopecia at the time of the first consultation.
Figure 2. Thermic image of therapist’s hand emmiting Qi from Laogong point.
Figure 3. Recovery of hair coverage. Patient after 20 sessions of Qigong.
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