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A US pilot study of tai chi for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suggests that it may be an effective treatment. Ten patients with moderate to severe COPD were randomised to 12 weeks of tai chi plus usual...

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A randomised controlled trial carried out in the USA has evaluated the effectiveness of a six-week tai chi course in reducing symptoms, increasing function and improving psychosocial status in arthritis patients. In the largest...

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Taking part in a six-month tai chi (TC) exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program may lead to a better prognosis for cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Fifty-four Taiwanese patients were randomised...

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A Norwegian study has used both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine how group tai chi exercise impacted on disease activity, physical function, health status and experience in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients....

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Korean researchers have shown that tai chi was able to improve bone density and muscle strength and decrease fear of falling, when practised by older women suffering from osteoarthritis. Eighty-two women were randomly assigned to...

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American authors have carried out a comprehensive review of the health benefits of qigong and tai chi. Seventy-seven articles met their inclusion criteria. Nine outcome category groupings emerged: bone density, cardiopulmonary...

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A systematic review carried out by US researchers has found that tai chi appears to be associated with improvements in many aspects of psychological health. Forty studies totaling 3817 subjects were subjected to meta-analysis. The...

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American researchers have found that long-term tai chi exercise improves physical performance among people with peripheral neuropathy. Twenty-five patients completed 24 consecutive weeks of modified, group-based TC. After six...

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A Canadian study of female computer users has concluded that tai chi (TC) has considerable potential as a cost-effective way of promoting musculoskeletal fitness and psychological well-being in the workplace. Fifty-two...

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Compared with healthy controls, tai chi practitioners demonstrate better stability and body awareness. A cross-sectional study of 24 tai chi practitioners (mean age 68.5) and 20 age-matched controls carried out in Sweden measured...

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