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MANFROI, Miraíra Noal et al. Pain: the impulse in the search for health by means of integrative and complementary practices. BrJP [online]. 2019, vol.2, n.4, pp.316-320.  Epub Dec 02, 2019. ISSN 2595-3192.


This study investigated the relations between the playful component and the process of rehabilitation, treatment, and promotion of health in the context of a group that treats the pain, located in Florianópolis (Brazil).


The research followed a qualitative approach, a descriptive-exploratory field research. A matrix-guided systematic observation was conducted for two months by the group leader, two volunteers and about 15 participants. A field diary was used to register complementary information. Besides two semi-structured interview guides were used, applied to four members and the person responsible for the group after the two-month observational period. The data were organized and analyzed in three topics: “Characterization of the investigated group and dynamics of the meetings,” “The group as healing potential” and “Lian Gong/Qi Gong as a possibility to look at the pain.”


The participants pointed out that working on Lian Gong/Qi Gong, meditation and auriculotherapy contemplating the playful component the group becomes a place of recognition of each one’s pain subjectivity, by the individual that suffers and by the collective, which has fostered the recovery of specific pain and good sensations to those involved, such as happiness, enthusiasm and pleasure.


The creation of the group and people’s engagement has decreased the number of specific requests for physiotherapy sessions and provided greater autonomy to the participants to handle their own pain.

Keywords : Group; Lian Gong/Qi Gong; Pain; Recreational.

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