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TaiChi and Qigong can increase the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in COPD patients. Compared to regular breathing and walking exercises or regular care without exercising, only the TaiChi and Qigong group significantly improved their well-being!

Article reference:
“Evaluation of the sustaining effects of Tai Chi Qigong in the sixth month in promoting psychosocial health in COPD patients: a single-blind, randomized controlled trial.”

 

 

The Scientific World Journal. 13

DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/425082

 

conclusion:

“The HRQL of individuals with COPD is affected by deteriorated physical functions, and their need for social support is increased. The three-month Tai Chi Qigong program indicates that Tai Chi Qigong is effective in psychosocial improvement among COPD patients. Continued self-practicing Tai Chi Qigong exercise sustains the beneficial effects for a longer period, significantly enhances HRQL, and increases self-perceived social support from friends. Its effectiveness, appropriateness, and feasibility for COPD patients make it a promising exercise option for this particular population.”

I find it interesting that the psychosocial benefits of group exercise were NOT seen in the regular exercise and breathing group.