Improve Major Depression with Qigong Practice

Improve Major Depression with Qigong Practice   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “One of the best things we can do for depressives is to give them hope.  And there is abundant hope.  Qigong provides a viable, practical, and economical solution to depression.  It can also be used alongside traditional treatment methods.” – Sifu Anthony Korahais […]

Treat Depression with Tai Chi

Treat Depression with Tai Chi   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “A 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese Americans not receiving any other treatments.” – Science Daily   Clinically diagnosed depression is the most common mental illness, […]

Improve Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Symptoms and Lower Rumination with Mindfulness

Improve Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Symptoms and Lower Rumination with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness-based practices have proved to be helpful in promoting mental well-being, especially by reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety in various populations.” – Han Ding   Over the last several decades, research and anecdotal experiences […]

Improve Health with Qigong

Improve Health with Qigong   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “The health benefits from Qigong and Tai Chi comes about both by supporting the body’s natural tendency to return to balance and equilibrium and also gently yet profoundly creating strength, flexibility and balance in the muscles and joints through gentle flowing movements.” – […]

Improve Balance in Stroke Survivors with Qigong

Improve Balance in Stroke Survivors with Qigong   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “One of the main issues that a stroke survivor experiences is a problem with balance. Factors contributing to this issue include vision impairments, unbalanced inner-ear equilibrium, or physical weakness on one side of the body. This is where tai chi […]