Tai Chi, Qigong and the Treatment of Dementia

by Robert W McGee (December 2023, Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research)


    Dementia includes a variety of cognitive impairments often associated with advanced aging. Individuals who have it have difficulty performing normal cognitive functions. Tai chi and qigong are forms of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that are being used to treat various kinds of dementia. This article summarizes some recent studies on the use of tai chi and qigong on patients suffering from dementia. Several studies have found that the use of tai chi or qigong have been significantly more beneficial in slowing down or even reversing mental decline when compared to the control group.

    About the Author(s):

    Dr Robert W McGee is a professor at the Broadwell College of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University, USA. He has earned 23 academic degrees, including 13 doctorates from universities in the USA and four European Countries and a certificate in tai chi from the Harvard Medical School. He has published more than 60 books, including several novels, and more than 1000 articles, book chapters, conference papers and working papers. Various studies have ranked him #1 in the world for both accounting ethics and business ethics scholarship. He is also ranked in the top-10 worldwide in terms of research impact in economics. He is an attorney and CPA (retired) and has worked or lectured in more than 30 countries. He drafted the accounting law for Armenia and Bosnia and reviewed the accounting law for Mozambique. He was in charge of assisting the Finance Ministries of Armenia and Bosnia convert their countries to International Financial Reporting Standards. He is also a world champion in taekwondo, karate, kung fu and tai chi (both Yang and Sun styles) and has won more than 900 gold medals.

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