Qigong or Tai Chi in Cancer Care

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=60&article=chi_201904_3&subject=Other%20Health%20Topics April 23, 2019 - Qigong and Tai Chi are two increasingly popular mind-body interventions with the potential to address the multifaceted needs of cancer survivors. The aim of an updated review and meta-analysis published in April 2019 by Current oncology reports was to quantitatively evaluate the treatment effects of Qigong/Tai Chi on cancer survivors since 2014. There were statistically significant and clinically meaningful effects in favor of Qigong/Tai Chi interventions for symptoms of fatigue and sleep quality. There were positive trends, but not statistically s

Harvard Provides Qualitative Insights of Tai Chi for Heart Attack Survivors

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=31&article=chi_201904_1&subject=Cardiovascular%20Health April 23, 2019 - Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs are standard of care for patients following a coronary event. While such exercise-based secondary prevention program do offer benefits, they are used by less than 30% of eligible patients and attrition within these programs is high. Harvard Medical School teamed up with New England School of Acupuncture and Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School in a project to perform qualitative assessment of a pilot program considering Tai Chi as an alternative to CR. They hypothesized that Tai Chi may overcome several

Effects of Qigong on Office Workers with Chronic Low Back Pain

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=4&article=chi_201905_3&subject=Pain May 24, 2019 - Chulalongkorn University from Thailand and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill jointly investigated the effects of Qigong practice, Guan Yin Zi Zai Gong level 1, compared with a waiting list control group among office workers with chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNLBP). A randomized controlled trial was conducted at offices in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. Seventy-two office workers with CNLBP were screened for inclusion/exclusion criteria (age 20-40 years; sitting period more than 4?h per day) and were allocated randomly into two groups: the Qigong and th

Treating Depression with Tai Chi: Current and Future Perspectives

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=10&article=chi_201905_1&subject=Mental%20Health May 24, 2019 - Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent mental illnesses in America. Current treatments for MDD are unsatisfactory given high non-response rates, high relapse rates, and undesirable side effects. Accumulating evidence suggests that Tai Chi, a popular mind-body intervention that originated as a martial art, can significantly regulate emotion and relieve the symptoms of mood disorders. In addition, the availability of instructional videos and the development of more simplified and less structured Tai Chi has made it a promising low-intensi

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