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Supreme Chi Living
October 2020
Monthly newsletter published by American Tai Chi and Qigong Association (ATCQA)
In This Issue
 
1. : Individual Stress Prevention through Qigong
 
2. : Tai Chi Training for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in College Students
 
3. : How Improved Depression Symptoms and Quality of Life Correlated for Heart Failure Patients After Tai Chi Practice
 
4. : Effects of Yangsaeng (Health Management) Therapy for Older Adults in Nursing Home

 
 

Individual Stress Prevention through Qigong


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October 26, 2020 - Owing to work intensification and an accelerated pace of life in general, individuals in many Western countries are often overactivated and find it difficult to switch off. However, recovery from physiological and mental activation is critical to prevent stress symptoms and maintain one's physiological and mental well-being. Extensive research evidence indicates that Qigong, a traditional Chinese movement practice for promoting health, provides an effective means to recover from work and off-work demands.

A study by Open University of the Netherlands offers a comprehensive, narrative review of the effects of Qigong and its core components. Attention is first paid to the outcomes of work and off-work demands and stress, and the role of recovery for individuals' well-being. Then, Qigong and its components are explained, followed by the results of scientific research. Finally, limitations and implications for research and practiced are discussed.

 

 


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