Taiji and Qigong are relaxation techniques and can be good for general body strengthening. It become more and more popular. A recent meta-analysis has now shown that it can also significantly increase the quality of life in cancer patients.
Qigong and Taiji that are part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), are becoming more and more popular in the West. In addition, for several years Taiji and Qigong become more and more respected by modern medicine. Clinical studies have already demonstrated the effectiveness of Qigong and Taiji in case of hypertension, cardiovascular problems, headaches and migraines. In particular, Qigong is also used in the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases.
Now Chinese researchers have 13 trials during which involved 592 participants to find out whether Taiji and Qigong actually significantly improve quality of life in cancer patients. The result: The researchers were able to mark positive effects, especially in the areas of depression and anxiety, body weight and stress.The study showed that Taiji and Qigong may enhance quality of life, leads to reducing cortisol levels and counteract tiredness and fatigue.
Breathing, movement, posture and imagination are the main pillars of Qigong and Taiji. Slow and flowing movements help to improve concentration and mindfulness and simultaneously bring inner peace and relaxation. Especially when Qigong is equipped by a special breathing technique in it enriches the blood with a clear oxygen and strengthen the internal organs. The conscious movement and concentration on your own body cause that outer events recede into the background. With regular training, this condition can be relatively quickly brought positive results in everyday situations, so ones put in daily life this habit you will manage with stress better.