Tai Chi, Qigong, and the Treatment of Hypertension

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 Sep 30
Other: Volume ID: 39 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 31055-31062 , Word Count: 112

Qigong and tai chi are both considered tools in the toolbox of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Qigong has been in existence for thousands of years, whereas tai chi is of a more recent origin. Both are considered low-impact exercises that have numerous health benefits. The present article reviews some studies on the treatment of hypertension and high blood pressure using one or both of these tools of TCM. Numerous studies have found that tai chi and qigong exercises can have a significant positive impact on blood pressure, nitric oxide and endothelin-1 levels.

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2021.39.006256 https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.006256.pdf

Keywords: Qigong; Chi Gong; Tai Chi; Taiji; Taijiquan; Traditional Chi