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Qigong Slowly Calms Cancer Patients

CancerWise - July 2008

The slow, gentle movements and meditative, breathing exercises of qigong can help cancer patients relax to lower their stress levels and help them tolerate treatment, experts say.

Qigong (pronounced "chee gung" or "chee koong") is an ancient Chinese practice designed to direct energy within the body to improve health. Michael Powers teaches qigong at M. D. Anderson’s Place … of wellness, part of the cancer center’s Integrative Medicine Program.

M. D. Anderson resources:

  • Place ... of wellness

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