Baduanjin Qigong Improves Mental Health
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April 23, 2015 -
Mental disorders affect not only individual well-being but also community
health, which pushes mental care professionals to investigate various solutions
to accommodate different needs. The exercise of Baduanjin, a form of Qigong,
facilitates improvements in psychological health, potentially serving as an
alternative choice for interventions.
A researcher from the University of Hong Kong performed a comprehensive review
of 28 publications, among which three are in English and 25 in Chinese. These
publications indicated enhancement in quality of life and mental health for a
variety of participants, including college students, middle-aged individuals,
the elderly, and patients who suffer from different mental problems or chronic
The outcomes suggest that this cost-effective, learner-friendly and self-pacing
exercise should be promoted in individual and group settings for both curative
and preventive measures, and for which further investigations are also
This study is published by
Journal of bodywork and movement