Good Vibrations – Lupus and Tai Chi

Posted in In The Field

(Lupus Society) – “Tai chi is an internal kung fu,” says Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, a master-level tai chi instructor and author of Power Healing: The Four Keys to Healing Your Body, Mind & Spirit. “When used for self-defense, tai chi movements are powerful and fast. But tai chi for health uses slow…

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Health Benefits, Tai Chi Linked

Posted in News Reports

New research from Tufts finds the ancient practice of tai chi may actually help improve health. Boston.

Using 47 studies on tai chi in English and Chinese medical journals, Tufts’ Dr. Chenchen Wang – a physician at Tufts-New England Medical Center – analyzed the effect

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Tai Chi Chuan practice as a tool for rehabilitation of severe head trauma: 3 Case reports

Posted in Clinical Studies, Vestibular Research

Note: This is a study with exceptional results. Participants began treatment while seated or lying down, and gradually increased Tai Chi activity to regain completely independent movement. Great care was taken to ensure the methods were learned slowly and correctly, and each step built upon the…

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Cancer-Related Stress and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Review

Posted in Clinical Studies

(University of Rochester Medical Center) – Tai Chi Chuan as an intervention may provide benefits to cancer survivors related to physical deconditioning, cardiovascular disease risk, and psychological stress. In a randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted by Mustian et al., women who completed treatment for breast cancer and received TCC demonstrated significant improvements in functional capacity, aerobic capacity, muscular strength and flexibility, self-esteem, bone health, immune function, and QOL.

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