Some Beneficial Health Effects of Tai Chi and Qigong

by Robert W McGee

August 2023, Biomed J Sci & Tech Res 52(3)-2023. BJSTR. MS.ID.008268


    Tai Chi and Qigong are tools in the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) toolkit. In recent decades, their use in the West has increased, often as an adjunct to traditional western medicine. The present paper summarizes some recent studies involving the use of tai chi and qigong as a means of treating a wide range of ailments, including musculoskeletal pain, Parkinson’s disease, stress reduction, strengthening the immune system, cancer, quality of life, fatigue, metabolism, inflammation, improving sleep quality, cognition and mental health. Baduanjin, a set of qigong exercises, is a particularly popular treatment method for these and other ailments.

    About the Author(s):

    Dr Robert W McGee – Doctor of Philosophy, Fayetteville State University, United States.

    Drafted the accounting law for Armenia and Bosnia. Reviewed the accounting law for Mozambique. Assisted the Finance Ministries of Armenia and Bosnia adopt International Financial Reporting Standards. In charge of upgrading the accounting curriculum for all the universities in Armenia and Bosnia. Worked in more than 30 countries in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Australia, North America. Holder of 13 earned doctorates. Member of US Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

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