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Abstract Title:

The Effect of Tai Chi Chuan on Negative Emotions in Non-Clinical Populations: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.

Abstract Source:

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Aug 21 ;16(17). Epub 2019 Aug 21. PMID: 31438638

Abstract Author(s):

Shu Zhang, Liye Zou, Li-Zhen Chen, Ying Yao, Paul D Loprinzi, Parco M Siu, Gao-Xia Wei

Article Affiliation:

Shu Zhang


Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) as a typical mind-body practice has been investigated for its preventive role on negative emotions and has demonstrated its efficacy in healthy populations. However, the results are not consistent. We performed a meta-analysis and systematically evaluated the effect of TCC on selected negative emotions (i.e., anxiety and depression). Fourteen experimental studies from three English-and two Chinese-language databases were evaluated. The results showed that the positive effects of TCC on negative emotions were moderately to largely significant. In addition, although TCC significantly improved negative emotions in both the young adults and the older adults, old adults benefited more from TCC than young adults. These findings suggest that TCC is a worthy complementary non-pharmacological resource towards depression and anxiety and, thus, has great implications for the public health domain.

Study Type : Meta Analysis

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