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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of Qigong and Tai Chi for depressive symptoms

Liu, Xin; Clark, Justin; Siskind, Dan; Williams, Gail; Byrne, Gerard J.; Yang, Jiao L.; Doi, Suhail

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Background: Qigong and Tai Chi are the two most popular traditional Chinese exercises, known as mind-body movement therapies. Previous studies suggest that Qigong and Tai Chi may be beneficial in reducing depressive symptoms. This was the first study to systematically review and compare the effects of Qigong and Tai Chi on depressive symptoms. Methods: A systematic search of six electronic databases was undertaken through to February 2014, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which reported...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72422
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.05.001

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