Roger A Jahnke

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OBJECTIVE Research examining psychological and physiological benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi is growing rapidly. The many practices described as Qigong or Tai Chi have similar theoretical roots, proposed mechanisms of action, and expected benefits. Research trials and reviews, however, treat them as separate targets of examination. This review examines the(More)
INTRODUCTION Meditative Movement (MM) is proposed as a new category of exercise defined by (a) some form of movement or body positioning, (b) a focus on breathing, and (c) a cleared or calm state of mind with a goal of (d) deep states of relaxation. REVIEW Two forms of exercise meeting this definition, Qigong and Tai Chi, are reviewed to examine health(More)
BACKGROUND Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue, mood, and sleep disturbances. PURPOSE This study aims to compare a meditative movement practice, Qigong/Tai Chi Easy (QG/TCE) with sham Qigong (SQG), testing effects of meditation/breath aspects of QG/TCE on breast cancer survivors' persistent fatigue and other symptoms. METHODS This(More)
Tai Chi and Qigong (TCQG) show promise for improving many health outcomes and are recommended for dissemination to older adults. A simplified, easy-to-replicate version of TCQG, "Tai Chi Easy," was tested using a train-the-trainer method to demonstrate feasibility of dissemination to a widespread population of older adults through community sites and(More)
Abstract Objective. Research examining psychological and physiological benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi is growing rapidly. The many practices described as Qigong or Tai Chi have similar theoretical roots, proposed mechanisms of action, and expected benefits. Research trials and reviews, however, treat them as separate targets of examination. This review(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mind-body practices that blend physical movement or postures with a focus on the breath and a meditative state to achieve deep states of relaxation have recently been characterized as a category of exercise called meditative movement and include practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong. Critical components of such practices have(More)
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