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Qigong Improves Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

Roxanne Nelson

In patients who practiced qigong as an adjunct to their regular cancer care, health-related quality of life improved significantly on several standardized scales, particularly in the domains of social and emotional functioning, explained study author Mariana Navarro, MD, from the Centro de Apoyo para la Atención Integral, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, in Tlalpan, Mexico. She added that "there was also a significant improvement in fatigue, anxiety, and depression, which was mainly seen at 2 months."

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