Tai Chi to Promote Well-Being in Healthcare Workers


There is growing evidence that the mind–body practice of Tai Chi, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health-related problems, such as stress and anxiety, and that regular practice helps to significantly improve wellbeing, attention, focus, and resilience. This was a small study of 12 multidisciplinary healthcare workers in a mixed methods research design that showed statistically significant gains in well-being. The authors do point out limitations of the study: small-scale pilot study with no control group and findings that should not be generalized. However, this suggests further studies are warranted for this population. Click here to read the full study.