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Chinese researchers have concluded that tai chi may be able to improve immune status in lung cancer survivors, and thereby potentially help to prevent tumour recurrence.

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A pilot study from Hong Kong has provided preliminary evidence for the hypotheses that the anti-depressive effect of qigong exercise is due to improvement in psychosocial functioning and down-regulation of hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

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Practising tai chi is beneficial for diabetic patients with neuropathy, according to Korean investigators who recruited 59 diabetic patients with neuropathy to a study.

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Swiss researchers have found that tai chi practice can reduce psychobiological stress reactivity in healthy subjects.

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Hong Kong researchers have found that taking part in mental and physical activities can delay cognitive decline in seniors with dementia.

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Tai chi provides greater fall-prevention benefits than conventional physical therapy exercises for frail seniors, according to a Canadian study.

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A meta-analysis suggests that tai chi can help reduce symptoms of depression in older adults. Authors from the USA and China analysed four trials with a total of 253 participants. Compared with waiting list control groups, tai chi...

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A pilot study suggests that practicing tai chi can help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis both mentally and physically. A pragmatic non-randomised before/after study compared the effects of two interventions on 21 RA...

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A joint Chinese-US research team has found that practising tai chi leads to increased brain volume and improved cognitive function in elderly people. One hundred and twenty older adults without symptoms of dementia were randomised...

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Practising tai chi twice a week can help Parkinson's patients improve their balance and walking ability, according to an American study.

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