Tai Chi Research

Tai Chi improves the health of coronary heart disease sufferers

Pub Med

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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Tai Chi improves depression in the elderly

Pub Med

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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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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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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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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Tai Chi and Qi Gong reduce anxiety and depression from substance withdrawal

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Previous studies have shown that Taijiquan and Qigong exercise can effectively reduce depression and anxiety in healthy and clinical populations. At present, only a few reviews have elaborated on the premise of different types of interventions, and there is still a lack of studies that systematically summarize the clinical evidence …

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Tai Chi Chuan benefits chronic fatigue syndrome

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Numerous evidence has shown that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have changes in resting brain functional connectivity, but there is no study on the brain network effect of Tai Chi Chuan intervention in chronic fatigue syndrome. To explore the influence of Tai Chi Chuan exercise on the causal relationship between …

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Tai Chi reduces non-specific lower back pain in the elderly

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Background: Non-specific lower back pain is a serious public health problem. Tai Chi is promising in reducing the risk of falls and alleviating symptoms in this population. Objective: To investigate the effect of Tai Chi on gait and dynamic balance in elderly women with non-specific lower back pain. Methods: 20 women (age > …

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Tai Chi Chuan for 8 week helps with COPD

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Objective: This study aims to explore the effect of integrating routine treatment with Tai Chi Chuan intervention on the clinical symptom of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) from clinical and neurological perspectives. Methods: Twenty patients with COPD were recruited for regular treatment combined with 8-week Tai Chi Chuan rehabilitative practice. …

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