Tai Chi, Qigong and the Treatment of Arthritis

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 Aug 4
Other: Volume ID: 37 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 29724-29734 , Word Count: 119

Tai chi is considered both a martial art and a series of low impact exercises. It is also a tool in the toolbox of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been in existence for hundreds of years. Qigong is also a set of low impact, gentle exercises that have been in existence for thousands of years and is also considered a tool in the TCM toolbox. The present article reviews some studies on the treatment of arthritis that have used tai chi or qigong exercises. The reference section includes an extensive list of publications for further research.

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2021.37.006051 https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.006051.pdf

Keywords: Arthritis; Qigong; Tai Chi; Taiji; Taijiquan; Traditional Chinese Medicine; TCM; Baduanjin