Practicing tai chi helps reduce stress

Practicing tai chi helps reduce stress

A doctoral thesis shows that practicing martial arts such as Tai Chi or Qigong improves stress management in the short and medium term, and that its beneficial effects on mental health is maintained over time.

Practicing martial arts such as Tai Chi or Qigong is used to control the stress in the short and medium term and its beneficial effects on mental health is maintained over time, as shown by a doctoral thesis that has just been presented at the Faculty Nursing of the University of Murcia.

In the research that has come to these conclusions they involved 458 public employees who were selected because they had a high level of job stress.

These volunteers underwent during one month treatment theoretical and practical training which was based on these martial arts with therapeutic applications, and experienced a significant improvement in their psychological health and their ability to handle stress, similar to those of the population fury.

Participants in the study experienced a significant improvement in their psychological health and their ability to handle stress

It was also noted that the study participants who performed a second treatment started from a lower level of stress to two other coworker’s points, which found that the effects of the first intervention were kept in time.