Liuzijue Qigong versus conventional respiratory training during early recovery from stroke

Takeaway

  • Liuzijue Qigong was more effective than conventional respiratory training in improving trunk control ability, respiratory muscle strength, and activities of daily living (ADL) for patients in the early recovery phase following stroke.

Why this matters

    Central nervous system damage during stroke results in reduced respiratory muscle strength and trunk dysfunction, which leads to impaired trunk stability and reduced quality of life. Improving therapeutic approaches to improve respiratory muscle strength and trunk function is therefore likely to improve patient quality of life and outcomes.