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Tai Chi and Qigong for the Treatment and Prevention of Mental Disorders

Abbott, R and Lavretsky, H (2013) Tai Chi and Qigong for the Treatment and Prevention of Mental Disorders Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 36 (1). pp. 109-119.

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Tai Chi and Qigong are traditional Chinese exercises that are widely practiced for their health benefits and as martial arts. Evidence suggests that these practices may be effective at treating a range of physical health conditions, and at improving health-related quality of life. There is growing interest in the use of Tai Chi and Qigong to treat mental disorders, because they are noninvasive, exercise-based therapies, and because patients with mental disorders frequently use complementary and alternative medicine. Evidence is promising that these treatments may be effective in reducing depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, and mood disturbances. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
Lavretsky, H
Date : 2013
DOI : 10.1016/j.psc.2013.01.011
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