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Shaolin Dan Tian Breathing Fosters Relaxed and Attentive Mind

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2009 by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Information provided by:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00988702
First received: September 30, 2009
Last updated: October 1, 2009
Last verified: October 2009

September 30, 2009
October 1, 2009
October 2008
March 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Quantitative electroencephalography [ Time Frame: Before and after one month's training ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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Bio-physiological measures [ Time Frame: Before and after one month's training ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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Shaolin Dan Tian Breathing Fosters Relaxed and Attentive Mind
Shaolin Dan Tian Breathing Fosters Relaxed and Attentive Mind: A Randomized Controlled Neuroelectrophysiological Study

The present study aimed to utilize these well-known neuroelectrophysiological techniques to investigate the relatively less studied Shaolin Dan Tian Breathing (DTB) technique.

Neuroelectrophysiological studies on various types of meditative breathing revealed its association with either a relaxing (i.e., enhanced alpha asymmetry) or an attentive state (i.e., enhanced intra- and inter-hemispheric theta coherence). The present study aimed to utilize these well-known neuroelectrophysiological techniques to investigate the relatively less studied Shaolin Dan Tian Breathing (DTB) technique. This technique consists of two components -- Passive DTB and Active DTB, and is considered not only as a relaxation exercise but also a form of Qigong. Based upon some pilot neuroimaging data and clinical observation, it was hypothesized that after familiarizing with the method, practicing DTB can induce both relaxing and attentive states. Twenty-two adults received training on the DTB (experimental group) for one month. They were instructed to practice the technique daily, and at each practice, until they felt warm and/or relaxed. Twenty age-, gender- and education-matched adults receiving conventional progressive muscle relaxation training were recruited as control. All participation was voluntary. Quantitative EEG and bio-physiological data were collected at baseline and post training. Eyes-closed resting EEG data before and immediately after each type of breathing were obtained individually at two time points.

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
  • Attention
  • Electroencephalography
  • Behavioral: Dan Tian Breathing
    Dan Tian Breathing for one month
    Other Names:
    • Dan Tian
    • Shaolin
  • Behavioral: Progressive muscle training
    Progressive muscle training for one month
    Other Names:
    • muscle training
    • relaxation
  • Experimental: Dan Tian Breathing
    subjects received one-month's training on the Dan Tian Breathing
    Intervention: Behavioral: Dan Tian Breathing
  • Active Comparator: Progressive muscle relaxation training
    Subjects received one-month's conventional progressive muscle relaxation training
    Intervention: Behavioral: Progressive muscle training
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
100
December 2010
March 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy controls
  • age 20 to 60 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of head injury,
  • seizure,
  • stroke,
  • other CNS diseases or psychiatric illnesses of psychosis or mania.
Both
20 Years to 60 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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NCT00988702
Chanwuyi-0006
No
Dr. Mei-chun Cheung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Agnes S Chan, PhD The ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
October 2009

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