cOmpulsive obsessive disorders and Tai Chi & qigong
COMPULSIVE, OBSESSIVE DISORDERS
T'ai Chi and QiGong's mindful awareness of self and constant reassurance that we can breathe through and relax into any situation may be a helpful adjunct to therapy for OCD, which gently exposes patients to their fears. Again, introduce Tai Chi and QiGong only with your therapist's approval.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
The studies in this paper demonstrated that Qigong may have beneficial effects for a variety of populations on a range of psychological well-being measures, including mood, anxiety, depression, general stress management, quality of life, and exercise self-efficacy ...
Baseline characteristics were reasonably well balanced between the Qigong group and the control group for the two trials. At endpoint, there was a significant difference between the two groups on psychological health (P < 0.05) ...
Besides depression and anxiety, meta-analysis of other symptoms of SCL-90 were also performed in the same three studies. We found significant differences between groups in total SCL-90 score (ES = −0.49; 95% CI, − 0.78 to −0.20), somatization (ES = − 0.52; 95% CI, − 0.81 to −0.23), obsessive-compulsive (ES = −0.35; 95% CI, − 0.64 to −0.06)
This systematic review highlights the mood and psychological effects of Qigong in addition to its physical effects. The outcomes of the three selected studies showed improvements in psychological well-being ...
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Improve Mood with Tai Chi or Qigong Practice
They found that the published research reports that Qigong and Tai Chi practice produce significant decreases in anxiety and depression and increases in psychological well-being, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. In addition, Qigong and Tai Chi practice have been shown to be effective in reducing depression that accompanies diseases including fibromyalgia, arthritis, obesity, and cardiovascular disease ...
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