Health Benefits, Tai Chi Linked

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

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(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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University of Maryland Medical Center – Tai Chi

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(University of Maryland Medical Center) – Tai chi has 3 major components -- movement, meditation, and deep breathing. Movement -- All of the major muscle groups and joints are needed for the slow, gentle movements in tai chi. Tai chi improves balance, agility, strength, flexibility

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A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See

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(The New York Times) – The graceful, dancelike progression of meditative poses called tai chi originated in ancient China as a martial art, but the exercise is best known in modern times as a route to reduced stress and enhanced health. After reviewing existing scientific evidence for its potential

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