Tai Chi and vestibular rehabilitation improve vestibulopathic gait via different neuromuscular mechanisms: Preliminary report

November 5, 2013 | Posted in Clinical Studies, Vestibular Research | By

(University of New Brunswick) – The TC group significantly increased ankle MEE contribution and decreased hip MEE contribution to total leg MEE, while no significant changes were found within the VR group. The TC group exhibited a positive relationship between change in leg MEE and change in trunk velocity peak and range, while the VR group exhibited a negative relationship. The TC group's improvements were associated with reorganized lower extremity neuromuscular patterns, which appear to promote a faster gait and reduced excessive hip compensation. Read More...

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Tai Chi and vestibular rehabilitation effects on gaze and whole-body stability.

November 5, 2013 | Posted in Clinical Studies, Vestibular Research | By

(University of New Brunswick) – These findings suggest that VR and TC both benefit patients with VSP but via differing mechanisms. Moreover, these data are the first to test the assumption that improving gaze control among patients with VSP perforce improves postural stability: it does not. We conclude that GZS is most improved in those who receive VR, but that TC improves WBS and FFS without improving GZS, suggesting patients with VSP can rely on non-gaze related mechanisms to improve postural control.

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University of Maryland Medical Center – Tai Chi

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Clinical Studies | By

(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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Strength, balance exercises may prevent sports injury

October 30, 2013 | Posted in News Reports | By

(Reuters Health) – Strength training and balance exercises are more likely to help prevent sports injuries than stretching, a new look at the evidence suggests.

Overall, researchers analyzed close to 3,500 injuries.

Lauersen and his colleagues found three studies that looked at stretching programs…

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A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See

October 30, 2013 | Posted in News Reports | By

(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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A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Clinical Studies | By

(The New England Journal of Medicine) – Tai chi is a mind–body practice that originated in China as a martial art. It combines meditation with slow, gentle, graceful movements, as well as deep breathing and relaxation, to move vital energy (or qi) throughout the body. It is considered a complex, multicomponent

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The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Clinical Studies | By

(Harvard Medical School) – “A growing body of carefully conducted research is building a compelling case for tai chi as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with age,” says Peter M. Wayne, assistant professor…

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Tai chi: A gentle way to fight stress

October 24, 2013 | Posted in News Reports | By

(Mayo Clinic) – Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. And it also helps increase flexibility and balance.

Read more at:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087…

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Tai chi: getting there more slowly, but gracefully and intact

October 24, 2013 | Posted in News Reports, Senior Living | By

(Reuters) – For modern, harried lifestyles focused on getting and spending, fitness experts say tai chi, the ancient Chinese slow-moving exercise, can be an ideal way for anyone to stay fit.

Read more at
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/17/us-fitness-taichi-idUSBRE95G03E20130617…

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