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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 …
Posted in Clinical StudiesThis 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.
Complementary use of tai chi chih augments escitalopram treatment of geriatric depression: a randomized controlled trial.
Posted in Clinical Studies(UCLA) - Subjects in the escitalopram and Tai Chi Chih condition were more likely to show greater reduction of depressive symptoms and to achieve a depression remission as compared with those receiving escitalopram and HE. Subjects in the escitalopram and TCC condition also showed significantly greater improvements in 36-Item Short Form Health Survey physical functioning and cognitive tests and a decline in the inflammatory marker, C-reactive protein, compared with the control group.