Qigong Practice and Blood Biochemical Parameters

    September 13, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers in Spain studied the effects of Qigong practice on blood biochemical variables (Vera et al., 2007). A total of 29 healthy subjects were involved in the study. Sixteen people were in the experimental group and 13 in the control group. The experimental subjects had Qigong practice everyday for one month. The study found that the experimental group had reduced serum levels of the enzymes including glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT), glutamic-pyruvic …Read the Rest

    The Effects of Qigong Practice on Saliva

    September 3, 2017
    Meditation

    Can Qigong have physical effects? Researchers analyzed the effects of Qigong practice on saliva (Bayat-Movahed et al., 2008). They measured …Read the Rest

    Finding the Best Practice Duration for Qigong

    September 1, 2017
    Meditation

    Qigong exercise has been found to have many psychological and physical benefits. However, it is not known how long it …Read the Rest

    Qigong Exercise with Intrinsic Motivation has Better Effects

    August 30, 2017
    Meditation

    Qigong exercise has been found as a useful intervention for improving both mental and physical health. Researchers in Sweden examined …Read the Rest

    The Effects of Qigong on Stress Management in Computer Workers

    August 25, 2017
    Meditation

    Qigong training has been found to relieve psychosomatic and physical problems by adjusting the sympathetic nervous system. Computer operators often …Read the Rest

    Tai Chi and Qigong Training May Help Improve Balance

    August 24, 2017
    Meditation

    Tai Chi, a combination of Qigong meditation and exercise, has been found helpful for improving functional balance among older people. …Read the Rest

    Qigong can Help Reduce Stress among Hospital Staff

    August 22, 2017
    Meditation

    People working at hospitals are often under stress. Researchers at University of Colorado studied the effects of Qigong training on …Read the Rest

    The Benefits of Qigong for Middle-Aged Women

    August 21, 2017
    Meditation

    Muscle/Tendon Change Classic (MTCC) Qigong is an exercise featured with slow movements involving many body parts but not very complicated …Read the Rest

    Tai Chi and Qigong for Metabolic Syndrome

    August 18, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers in Australia evaluated the effects of Tai Chi and Qigong exercise on metabolic syndrome and glycemic levels among patients …Read the Rest

    Tai Chi Qigong Practice and the Immune Responses in Older Adults

    August 17, 2017
    Meditation

    Tai Chi Qigong practice has been found to be beneficial to health and may promote the immune functions. Researchers at …Read the Rest

    Health Benefits of Qigong for Chronic Diseases

    August 16, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers studied the clinical benefits and the possible psychophysiological mechanisms of Qigong through meta-analysis of the available randomized controlled trials …Read the Rest

    Qigong Practice May Change the EEG Patterns

    August 15, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers in China studied the EEG pattern of a Qigong practitioner with 50 years of experiences in Qigong practice (Qin …Read the Rest

    Long-Term Meditation and the Brain

    August 11, 2017
    Meditation

    Transcendental meditation may promote the blood flow to the brain. The effects of meditation are quite different from those after …Read the Rest

    Meditation and Psychoneuroimmunology

    August 10, 2017
    Meditation

    Meditation practices may have impacts on physiological pathways related to stress and various diseases. Meditation practices have been found to …Read the Rest

    Meditation, Anxiety, and Stress Management

    August 9, 2017
    Meditation

    Relaxation techniques including meditation are becoming popular approaches for anxiety problems. A meta-analysis of data from 10 years of trials …Read the Rest

    Meditation and Professional Stress

    August 7, 2017
    Meditation

    Yoga and meditation have many benefits. These practices can alleviate stress and anxiety, reduce mood disturbance, ease musculoskeletal problems, and …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Depression, and Inflammation: Physical and Cognitive Aspects

    August 3, 2017
    Mind-Body

    More and more evidences have related anxiety and depression to elevated systemic inflammation (Duivis et al., 2013). As complex disorders, …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Inflammation, and Patient Groups

    August 2, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Similar to depression, anxiety disorders have also been related to metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Does inflammation provide the connection between …Read the Rest

    Depression, Anxiety, Asthma, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    August 1, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have psychiatric problems including cognitive dysfunction, anxiety, and depression (Bratek …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes, and High-Fat Diets

    July 28, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Depression and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are often seen together (Dutheil et al., 2016). What are the mechanisms in psychoneuroimmunology …Read the Rest

    Fear, Anxiety, PTSD, GAD, and Inflammation

    July 27, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Fear- and anxiety-associated problems have been related to inflammation. As evidences, pro-inflammatory biomarkers have been found to be associated with …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Sleep, Fatigue, Inflammation, and Advanced Cancer

    July 26, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Patients with terminal cancer are often troubled with fatigue (Rodrigues et al., 2016). Studies on the mechanisms would be helpful …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Inflammation, and Obesity

    July 25, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Anxiety and depression have been related to the higher levels of inflammation among those with obesity. This group of people …Read the Rest

    Anxiety and Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

    July 24, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Breast cancer survivors often have continuous psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression. Such mood problems may be caused by …Read the Rest

    Emotional Factors and Fatigue in Adolescents

    July 21, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Fatigue in adolescents may be related to psychological, somatic, and lifestyle factors. In a longitudinal study of 653 adolescent girls, …Read the Rest

    Massage Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

    July 18, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Massage therapy has been suggested as a helpful complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) intervention for children with cancer. For example, …Read the Rest

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