Tai Chi

Tai Chi beats aerobic exercise for lowering blood pressure

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Background: Blood pressure and glycemic control are associated with the management of depressive symptoms in patients with depression. Previous studies have demonstrated that both Tai Chi and aerobic exercise have positive effects on blood pressure and glycemic control. Few studies have compared the physiological effects of Tai Chi versus aerobic exercise …

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Qi Gong and Tai Chi benefit the elderly

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Background: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) based exercises have been widely used in the prevention and treatment of balance, cardiopulmonary, and other related diseases in older adults. However, there seems to be no consensus on the improvement and comparison of physical performance, balance, and muscle strength in the elderly population. Objectives: To systematically …

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Tai Chi reduces hypertension

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Background: Hypertension affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. Hypertension management guidelines recommend regular exercise to control blood pressure. Tai Chi is a low-impact, low- to moderate-intensity exercise that has numerous health benefits. Objective: The aim of this study is to perform a review of meta-analyses and summarize the existing information on …

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Tai Chi benefits people with chronic kidney disease

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Previous systematic reviews elucidate the efficacy of Tai Chi on the rehabilitation and treatment for various chronic diseases. Yet, no consensus has been reached on its efficacy and safety from those with chronic kidney disease. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review to critically summarize what is already known about the …

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Tai Chi benefits children with Autism

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This quasi-experimental study investigated effects of Tai Chi Chuan training on stereotypic behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder. Twenty-three participants (mean age = 9.60 ± 1.40 years) were assigned to experimental (N = 12) and control (N = 11) groups. The experimental group received 12 weeks of Tai Chi …

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Tai Chi improves type 2 diabetes in the elderly

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Objective: To systematically evaluate the effects of Tai chi for improving elderly patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods: According to PRISMA checklist, we conducted this standard meta-analysis. The multiple databases like Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane databases were used to search for the relevant studies, and full-text articles involved in the evaluation of …

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong improves sleep in the elderly

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We aimed to systematically analyze reviews of randomized clinical trials that investigate the overall effect of exercise and of different types of exercise on sleep in older adults. Meta-analysis was performed to obtain the standardized mean difference of the effect of the different types of exercise. Twenty systematic reviews published …

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Tai Chi improves knee osteoarthritis

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The clinical relevance of Tai Chi on pain, stiffness, and physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis has not been established. Therefore, the purpose of the current study was to address this gap. Eight randomized controlled trials from a recent meta-analysis representing 407 participants (216 Tai Chi, 191 control) in …

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Tai Chi improves symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

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Background: Tai Chi has been shown to improve motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, but its long-term effects and the related mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effects of long-term Tai Chi training on motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and the underlying mechanisms. Methods: Ninety-five early-stage Parkinson’s disease …

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Tai Chi beats brisk walking at improving cognitive function in the elderly

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the differential effects of Tai Chi vs. brisk walking on cognitive function among individuals aged 60 and greater. Patients and methods: For participant recruitment, a health talk was arranged at two communities in which two different exercise modalities (Tai Chi and brisk walking) …

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