This 12-week Qigong intervention was feasible and potentially efficacious in improving senior prostate cancer survivors’ levels of fatigue and distress levels.
This Tai Chi Chih (TCC) feasibility trial was associated with significant reductions in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and cortisol area-under-curve (AUC) in senior female cancer survivors. Larger, definitive trials are needed to confirm these findings.
Among breast cancer survivors with insomnia, 3 months of TCC reduced cellular inflammatory responses, and reduced expression of genes encoding proinflammatory mediators.
This study shows that TC and EX improve physiologic parameters, functional outcomes, and QOL. Group intervention provides a socialization context for management of chronic HIV disease.
Tai Chi Chih (TCC) can be considered a useful behavioral intervention to reduce circulating levels of IL-6 in older adults who show elevated levels of this inflammatory marker and are at risk for inflammation-related morbidity.