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Mind Body Spirit Health and Wellness Fair held in Simcoe on May 6.

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A holistic approach to health was promoted at the Mind Body Spirit Health and Wellness Fair at The Aud at the Simcoe fairgrounds on Saturday.

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Hosted by Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand Norfolk (CAMHS), the event attracted hundreds of visitors who perused 71 booths to get information about everything from the healing

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Mind-body practice of qigong can improve cancer-related fatigue, finds study

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A study led by Brown University researchers has found that a low-impact, meditative movement program involving qigong was as effective as more standard exercise programs in improving cancer-related fatigue.

Fatigue is a common, debilitating and often long-term side effect of cancer as well as its treatment. Researchers at Brown University’s Carney Institute for Brain Science found that people with cancer-related fatigue who practiced qigong, a mind-body movement practice, showed clinically significant improvements in fatigue over the course of a 10-week study. Qigong was as effective at reducing fatigue as a more energy-intensive exercise and nutrition program, the researchers found.

The new study, led by Brown’s Stephanie R. Jones, an associate professor of neuroscience, who built on work by the late Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Catherine Kerr, analyzed the effects of a regular qigong practice on cancer-related fatigue and compared the results to fatigue treatments involving

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Mind-body practice of qigong can improve cancer-related fatigue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Fatigue is a common, debilitating and often long-term side effect of cancer as well as its treatment. Researchers at Brown University’s Carney Institute for Brain Science found that people with cancer-related fatigue who practiced qigong, a mind-body movement practice, showed clinically significant improvements in fatigue over the course of a 10-week study. And qigong was as effective at reducing fatigue as a more energy-intensive exercise and nutrition program, the researchers found.

The new study, led by Brown’s Stephanie R. Jones, an associate professor of neuroscience, who built on work by the late Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Catherine Kerr, analyzed the effects of a regular qigong practice on cancer-related fatigue and compared the results to fatigue treatments involving exercise.

As many as 45% of cancer survivors report moderate to severe fatigue even years after stopping treatment. The researchers note that this fatigue can be more

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