Tai chi reduces insomnia in breast cancer survivors

Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors equally as well as the 'gold standard' cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), according to an article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology . Thirty per cent of women suffer from insomnia after breast cancer, significantly contributing to depression, fatigue and a greater risk of relapse. There are many advantages of tai chi over CBT including self-empowerment, relaxation, reduction in inflammatory markers, greater strength and balance and much more.

Tai Chi Chih Compared With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia in Survivors of Breast Cancer: A Randomized, Partially Blinded, Noninferiority Trial (http://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.2016.71.0285)

 

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