Can Qigong Practice Improve Respiratory Health for Former or Current Flight Attendants?

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Qigong (an ancient form of meditative movement practice) includes specific meditative movement techniques that have been used traditionally to improve the quality of life and well being of individuals with respiratory disorders.

  • A research study is being conducted to determine which qigong breathing practices are most effective in changing measures of respiratory health within the flight attendant (FA) population. The study also seeks to determine which qigong techniques FA will do on a regular basis.
  • This is a study that will involve former and current FA who flew during the era when smoking was allowed in the cabins of aircraft. Both healthy FA and those who have developed respiratory disorders, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, are invited to apply.
  • Study locations will be arranged to coordinate with qualified FA volunteers.
  • This research is being conducted by Peter Payne, SEP, who has taught Qigong for more than 40 years and Mardi Crane-Godreau, Ph.D. Both are from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Dr. Crane-Godreau is a former Pan Am FA who studies the causes and treatment of respiratory disease associated with cigarette smoke exposure.
  • Involvement in the study is voluntary. The information collected will be maintained and analyzed anonymously. There are no costs to participate. Participants will have an option to receive results from analysis of the tests and samples collected.
  • To receive an information sheet that more fully describes this research or to ask questions about this project contact:

Payne and Crane-GodreauAt no cost to participants. We are setting up appointments in Burlington, VT, Boston, MA, and NY City in March and April.

Peter Payne, SEP, Q.T.
Mardi Crane-Godreau, Ph.D.
Ingrid Svensborn, R.N.
Geisel School of Medicine
1 Medical Center Drive
HB 7936
Lebanon, NH 03756