Tai Chi

Tai Chi is effective for anxiety and depression

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Background: Limited research directly compares the clinical effects of different types of mind-body exercises on anxiety and depression in older adults. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that meet the inclusion criteria to explore the intervention effects of five different types of mind-body exercises …

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Tai Chi helps those with type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Objective: To systematically summarize current evidence and determine the clinical effectiveness and safety of Tai Chi for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in adults by conducting an overview of systematic reviews (SRs). Methods: A systematic search encompassing five electronic databases was conducted until July 30, 2023, to identify relevant systematic reviews (SRs) …

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Tai Chi improves sleep and reduces anxiety and stress

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Background: According to statistics, about one-fifth of the world’s elderly people suffer from sleep disorders, and the problem of sleep disorders in the elderly is extremely serious, and this problem is one of the important causes of chronic diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and coronary heart disease in the …

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Tai Chi improves bone mineral density

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Objective: To evaluate three Tai Chi (TC) exercise programs as intervention measures to compare their effects on improving rate of change in bone mineral density (BMD) in elderly individuals with osteoporosis (OP) and to propose the optimal exercise duration. Methods: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted to identify study participants based …

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Traditional Chinese exercises relieve fibromyalgia

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Background and objective: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a common disorder characterized by heterogeneous symptoms that leads to decreased functioning, work productivity, and quality of life. Exercise has been recommended for fibromyalgia treatment. Traditional Chinese exercise (TCE), including Taichi, Qigong, Badunjin, Wuqinxi, etc., as a kind of mind-body exercise, plays an important …

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The use of Tai Chi in care homes reduces falls by over 32%

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Background: Falls are a frequent occurrence in older adults in long-term care facilities. Local problem: At our long-term care facility, the percentage of patients who fell increased from 45% in 2021 to 68% in 2022, indicating a need for an evidence-based solution. Methods: We used an evidence-based quality improvement framework to pilot a …

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong improve chronic fatigue syndrome

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Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a global public health concern. We performed this systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effects and safety of tai chi and qi gong exercises for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Methods: We comprehensively searched MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, …

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Tai Chi improves sleep quality

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Background: The efficacy of traditional Chinese exercise-based interventions in the improvement of sleep quality is controversial. In this systematic review, we aimed to summarise randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that outline the effects of traditional Chinese exercise on sleep quality. Methods: Five databases (Web of Science, Embase, PubMed, Medline, and China National Knowledge …

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Tai ji quan improves cognitive function

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Background: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) negatively impacts cognition and dual-task abilities. A physical-cognitive integrated treatment approach could mitigate this risk for dementia. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of cognitively enhanced tai ji quan versus standard tai ji quan or stretching exercise in improving global cognition and reducing dual-task walking costs in older …

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Tai Chi reduces blood pressure and stress levels

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The beneficial effects of Tai Chi on the cardiovascular risk profile and the migraine trigger factors among female migraineurs remain unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a 12-week Tai Chi training on blood pressure (BP) and migraine-related trigger factors, including stress, fatigue, and sleep quality among Chinese …

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