Qigong Improves Quality of Life in Women Undergoing Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
This randomized clinical trial found that Qigong may lead to reductions in depressive symptoms over time and may be especially useful for women reporting high symptoms of depression at baseline.
Liuzijue Qigong Versus Traditional Breathing Training for Patients with Post-Stroke Dysarthria Complicated by Abnormal Respiratory Control: Results of a Single-Center Randomized Controlled Trial
This study found that liuzijue qigong (6 healing sounds), a special type of breathing training focusing on controlled exhalation, is more effective in improving respiratory control and speech ability of patients with stroke-related dysarthria than traditional breathing training.
The 24-Form Tai Chi Improves Anxiety and Depression and Upregulates miR-17-92 in Coronary Heart Disease Patients After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Tai Chi improved the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress and upregulated the miR-17-92 in CHD patients after PCI. Tai Chi also improved the quality of life of the CHD patients. This is suggestive that Tai Chi should be used as a potential way to improve the emotional parameters of the CHD patients.
Most studies report improvements with Tai Chi, including blood pressure reductions and increases in exercise capacity. No adverse effects were reported. Preliminary evidence suggests that tai chi exercise may be a beneficial adjunctive therapy for some patients with CVD and CVRF. Further research is needed.
The Beneficial Effects of Tai Chi Exercise on Endothelial Function and Arterial Stiffness in Elderly Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis
This study demonstrated that Tai Chi exercise significantly contributed to improvement in endothelial function and arterial stiffness, independently of the traditional CVD risk factors, including lipid profile.