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A US pilot study suggests that tai chi may be able to help cancer patients with cognitive problems that can arise as a side effect of chemotherapy treatment.

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Taking part in a 12-week tai chi programme has multiple health benefits for post-menopausal women, particularly for those suffering from age-related loss of muscle strength.

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Tai chi exercise has measurable benefits for patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HF).

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Older adults who practice tai chi (TC) demonstrate better performance in cognitive tests than those who take part in conventional exercise or who do not exercise.

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A UK study has shown that participating in a single tai chi class is associated with significant improvements in psychological wellbeing.

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Hong Kong researchers have found that tai chi (TC) may offer specific cognitive benefits in elderly people at risk of progressive cognitive decline.

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Tai chi (TC) can improve metabolic parameters in obese diabetic patients, according to Taiwanese researchers.

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A Japanese study has investigated the influence of personality type on the change in mood status after a brief period of tai chi (TC).

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A three-month programme of simplified (13-form) taichi qigong (two x sixty minute sessions a week) was found to be superior to both an exercise group (walking plus breathing techniques) and a control group (usual activities) in...

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Combining a weekly Tai Chi Chih (TCC) exercise class with standard depression treatment leads to greater improvement in depression symptoms for elderly adults

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