Good Vibrations – Lupus and Tai Chi

January 8, 2014 | Posted in In The Field | By

(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 movements…

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Health Benefits, Tai Chi Linked

January 8, 2014 | Posted in News Reports | By

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 Chih acutely decreases sympathetic nervous system activity in older adults.

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Clinical Studies | By

This study is the first to our knowledge to assess the acute effects of TCC practice on sympathetic activity in older adults. TCC performance led to acute decreases in sympathetic activity, which could not be explained by physical activity alone. Further study is needed to determine whether the acute salutary effects of TCC on autonomic functioning are sustained with ongoing practice in older adults.

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

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Clinical Studies | By

(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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