Effects of Center-Based Delivery of Tai Chi and Qi Gong Group Classes on Self-Reported Symptoms in Cancer Patients and Caregivers
We consider TC (Tai Chi)/QG(Qi Gong) an important part of our integrative oncology group program at MD Anderson. The classes contribute to the biopsychosocial approach to cancer care, and our results show clinically significant positive short-term outcomes. Our study findings build on the literature demonstrating the importance of mind-body interventions for whole-person, patient-centered cancer care.
This study is the first to show that a modified 45-min mindfulness training workshop had immediately measurable benefit and was perceived as a feasible, acceptable and beneficial introduction to routine daily life by people living with sarcoidosis and their caregivers.