Can Tai Chi reduce inflammation for breast cancer survivors?

November 5, 2014 8:04 AM

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Can Tai Chi reduce inflammation for breast cancer survivors?

Tai Chi (pronounced "tie chee") is a Chinese martial art characterized by slow and gentle movements and an emphasis on deep breathing and meditation. Some practitioners of Tai Chi believe that it assists the flow of a life energy called qi (pronounced "chee") throughout the body.

Research has shown that women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 10 years are three times more likely to experience insomnia. This insomnia can increase inflammation, which is a risk factor for both cancer recurrence and heart disease.

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