In news that can apply to both massage therapist self-care and better health for the general population, a recent study indicates that practicing qi-gong helps control diabetes symptoms.

The study showed that people with elevated blood glucose levels who participated in 12 weeks of qi-gong mind-body therapy experienced a significant decrease in insulin resistance, along with reductions in weight and waist circumference, as well as improved leg strength.

The November issue of MASSAGE Magazine will feature a full report on the study, “Qi-Gong Mind-Body Therapy and Diabetes Control: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”