Tai Chi Helps Breast Cancer Survivors with Insomnia, Depression, and Fatigue

A low-cost, widely available forming of movement meditation – tai chi – helps relieve insomnia symptoms in breast cancer survivors. A study led by Dr. Michael Irwin, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA’s Semel Institute, found tai chi works better than medication and just as well as talk therapy, the “gold standard” treatment for insomnia.

Tai Chi benefits may also include improved balance, peace of mind, improved strength and reduced stress.