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A single acupuncture treatment at LiangqiuST-34 has been shown to significantly improve walking gait in geriatric patients

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This week a prime UK Sunday paper (The Sunday Times) carried a review for a book about the aging process (You’re Looking Very Well by Lewis Wolpert) ...

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Chinese nutritional theory has always held that beetroot has Blood-nourishing properties. A British team has now found that beetroot juice can boost athletic stamina by increasing the nitrate concentration of the blood. In a...

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New research suggests that Mormons' habit of fasting for one day a month may benefit their hearts. A study in Utah, where the religion is based, surveyed 515 elderly people undergoing coronary angiography for suspected heart...

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Healthy lifestyle behaviors during the early elderly years are associated not only with enhanced life span in men but also with good health and function during older age. In a prospective cohort study of 2357 healthy men, mean age...

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Forty-four elderly subjects (mean age 69) with knee osteoarthritis were randomised to an eight-week tai chi qigong training programme or a waiting list control group. The tai chi programme involved twice-weekly tai chi qigong...

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A group of elderly Tai Chi practitioners (with several years of practice experience) were compared with a similarly aged group of sedentary subjects. The Tai Chi practitioners showed higher peak oxygen uptake in comparison with...

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In a US study, 94 healthy but physically inactive older adults were assigned to either learn Tai Chi twice a week or to a waiting list. A significant benefit was found in the Tai Chi group in terms of self-reported movement...

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A systematic review of 47 studies published in English and Chinese has shown that tai chi benefits balance, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory function, flexibility, the immune system, symptoms of arthritis, muscular...

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A number of studies have suggested that practising Tai Chi can improve balance and stability in healthy older people and reduce the rate of falling. A new study conducted in a park in Nanjing in China suggests that this benefit...

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