Study Finds Benefits to Addding Tai Chi to CBT for Treatment of Insomnia

The New York Times published “Tai Chi and Psychotherapy for Better Sleep and More” in the 11-18-15 edition.  This brief article reviews research about the association of inflammation, among many problems, with insomnia, and reports on a study that found that CBT and Tai Chi resulted in improved sleep and reduced inflammation, in comparison to only CBT.  The original study is available in Biological Psychiatry, which is interesting as it clearly is assessing a set of behavioral interventions for insomnia. The study hypothesizes that the outcomes may have implications for behavioral interventions to reduce inflammatory disease risk.

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