Tai Chi, Qigong and the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

Author: McGee, RW
*Corresponding author: Robert W McGee, Department of Graduate and Professional Studies in Business, Fayetteville State University, USA
Conference/Journal: Biomed J Sci & Tech Res
Date published: 2021 Jun 3
Other: Volume ID: 36 , Issue ID: 2 , Word Count: 90

Qigong exercises are gentle exercises that have been a part of traditional Chinese medicine [TCM] for thousands of years. Tai chi is a series of gentle movements that improve balance, strength, flexibility and overall health. It incorporates qigong principles and is also a form of TCM. The present study summarizes the results of recent studies on the effect of qigong and tai chi on the treatment of depression.

DOI:10.26717/BJSTR.2021.36.005823 https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.005823.pdf

Keywords: Depression; Anxiety; Qigong; Tai Chi; Taiji; Traditional Chinese Medicine; TCM; Baduanjin