Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Tai Chi, Yoga, and Qigong as Mind-Body Exercises


Publishing date
21 Oct 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Jun 2016

Lead Editor

1University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, USA

2University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, USA

3Wuhan Sports University, Wuhan, China


Tai Chi, Yoga, and Qigong as Mind-Body Exercises

Description

Mind-body interventions or exercises may improve body function and health since nervous system affects endocrine system and immune system while performing these mind-body (MB) exercises. Tai Chi, Yoga, and Qigong are considered the most popular MB exercises, ranked by the 2002–2012 National Health Interview Surveys as the top three of the 10 most common complementary health approaches in practice.

As mind may affect our body and health, this special issue will focus on the evidences and mechanism how Tai Chi, Yoga, and Qigong may affect or improve physical and mental health of different populations. Therefore, this special issue welcomes papers reporting the research results of using Tai Chi, Yoga, or Qigong (human experimental studies, clinical trials, meta-analysis, or literature review) that explore the efficacy and effectiveness of MB exercises in improving, enhancing, or strengthening integrative health and well-being in relation to functional outcomes or clinical benefits after these interventions.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • For motor control and balance, strength, flexibility, and proprioception
  • For pain reduction and pain management
  • For stress and anxiety reduction, lowering blood pressure and stress hormone levels, and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • For cardiovascular function and vital signs
  • For joint replacement rehabilitation and muscle myalgia
  • For insomnia, sleep disorder, and sleep hygiene
  • For any physical and/or mental health improvement

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8763915
  • - Editorial

Tai Chi, Yoga, and Qigong as Mind-Body Exercises

Yong Tai Wang | Guoyuan Huang | ... | Yi Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9251849
  • - Research Article

Medical Students’ Stress Levels and Sense of Well Being after Six Weeks of Yoga and Meditation

Lona Prasad | Aneesha Varrey | Giovanni Sisti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9710941
  • - Research Article

Tai Chi Can Improve Postural Stability as Measured by Resistance to Perturbation Related to Upper Limb Movement among Healthy Older Adults

Jiahao Pan | Cuixian Liu | ... | Li Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7137362
  • - Review Article

Traditional Chinese Mind and Body Exercises for Promoting Balance Ability of Old Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Shihui Chen | Yanjie Zhang | ... | Xiao Lei Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5867810
  • - Research Article

Simplified Tai Chi Program Training versus Traditional Tai Chi on the Functional Movement Screening in Older Adults

Huiru Wang | Ankui Wei | ... | Liye Zou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5935782
  • - Research Article

Effects of Health Qigong Exercises on Relieving Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Xiao Lei Liu | Shihui Chen | Yongtai Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6016532
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Yoga on Pain, Mobility, and Quality of Life in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review

Laidi Kan | Jiaqi Zhang | ... | Pu Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2156969
  • - Review Article

Self-Administered Mind-Body Practices for Reducing Health Disparities: An Interprofessional Opinion and Call to Action

Patricia A. Kinser | Jo Lynne W. Robins | Saba W. Masho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1813979
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Tai Chi Chuan on Improving Mind-Body Health for Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Wen-Dien Chang | Shuya Chen | ... | Ping-Tung Lai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5672580
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Exercise Tolerance in Dialysis Patients Performing Tai Chi Training: Preliminary Study

Wioletta Dziubek | Katarzyna Bulińska | ... | Marek Woźniewski
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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CiteScore2.010
Impact Factor1.984
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