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The Effects of Tai Chi and Qigong on Psychological Status in Adolescents


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December 28, 2021 - A recent study collaborated by Shenzhen University in China and Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K. reviewed the effectiveness of Tai Chi and Qigong exercise on adolescents' symptoms of depression and anxiety, and psychological status based on clinical evidence, and to calculate the pooled results using meta-analysis.

A systematic search using seven English and three Chinese databases was initiated to identify randomized controlled trials (RCT) and non-randomized comparison studies (NRS) assessing the effect of Tai Chi and Qigong exercise on psychological status among adolescents. Standardized mean differences (SMD) and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to determine the pooled effect of the intervention. Study quality was evaluated using a Checklist to Evaluate a Report of a Non-pharmacological Trial (CLEAR-NPT) designed for non-pharmacological trials.

Four RCTs and six NRS were identified, including 1,244 adolescents. The results suggested a potential beneficial effect of Tai chi and Qigong exercise on reducing anxiety and depression symptoms and reducing cortisol level in adolescents. Conversely, non-significant effects were found for stress, mood, and self-esteem.

The findings of this review suggest that Tai Chi and Qigong appear to be an effective therapeutic modality to improve psychological well-being in adolescents. Hope future studies will have rigorously designed, well-controlled randomized trials with large sample sizes to confirm these findings.

 

 


 
 

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