Exercise

Tai Chi improves the health of coronary heart disease sufferers

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Aims: Tai Chi is a promising exercise option in cardiac rehabilitation to manage coronary heart disease. Increasing attention was paid on home-based cardiac rehabilitation to improve participation rate, but no study has yet emphasized the effect of home-based Tai Chi. A single-blinded randomized controlled trial is used to examine the effects …

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Qi Gong improves sleep

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Objective: This study assessed the effects of Health Qigong on sleep quality in adults. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Method: We searched 10 databases to identify relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in English or Chinese languages that evaluated the effects of Health Qigong on sleep quality in participants aged ≥18 years old …

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Tai Chi improves depression in the elderly

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Background: As an adjunct to antidepressant treatment, Tai Chi Chih is superior to health education and wellness (HEW) training in improving the general health of patients with geriatric depression. This study investigated the brain connectivity changes associated with Tai Chi Chih and HEW in combination with antidepressant treatment in patients with …

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Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong may improve bone density

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Purpose: Ba Duan Jin exercise is a traditional exercise that combines breathing, body movement, meditation and awareness to help delay the onset and progression of senile degenerative musculoskeletal diseases, such as osteoporosis. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the efficacy of BDJ exercise, and preliminarily infer its effective mechanism …

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Tai Chi reduces high blood pressure

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Purpose: Determine if inter-individual response differences (IIRD) are present with respect to tai chi as a treatment for high blood pressure in adults with hypertension. Methods: Using the aggregate data meta-analytic approach, seven randomized controlled trials (RCTs) representing 503 hypertensive participants from a recent meta-analysis of tai chi on resting systolic blood …

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong improve cognition in Parkinson’s disease

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Objectives: To explore whether tai chi and Qigong can improve cognitive function in patients with neurological disorders. Methods: The PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, SinoMed Database, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang, and China Science and Technology Journal Database (VIP) databases were searched from inception to December 24, 2021. …

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Qi Gong reduces chronic fatigue syndrome

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Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disease of unknown etiology and mechanism. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Prolong Life with Nine Turn Method Qigong exercise on chronic fatigue syndrome focusing on fatigue, sleep quality, depression, and anxiety. Methods: A total of 90 participants diagnosed with …

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Tai Chi improves cognitive function in dementia patients

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Background: Studies show that Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese mind-body exercise, has the potential to improve cognitive and physical function among the elderly. However, debates continue about its effectiveness among persons with dementia (PWD). Primary study objective: This study assessed the effectiveness of Tai Chi in improving cognitive, physical, and emotional function …

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Wu Qin Xi Qi Gong improves gait in Parkinson’s disease

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The objective of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of Wu Qin Xi Qi Gong stretching on single- and dual-task gait, motor symptoms, and quality of life in people with mild and moderate Parkinson’s disease. This single-blind, randomized control trial included 40 participants with idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease who …

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Tai Chi improves balance in Parkinson’s disease

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Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Tai Chi on functional mobility, balance and falls in Parkinson’s disease. Materials and methods: A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify the systematic reviews and meta-analyses up to the end of October 2021. 601 studies were identified, and 16 …

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