Tai Chi May Provide Arthritis Relief

Stiffness, fatigue, balance and well-being improved after two months, study finds By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) — Arthritis patients may gain physical and emotional relief from the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi, finds a new study, the largest of its kind. Patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia felt…

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Tai Chi Exercise Reduces Knee Osteoarthritis Pain In The Elderly, Research Shows

ScienceDaily (Oct. 29, 2009) — Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine have determined that patients over 65 years of age with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who engage in regular Tai Chi exercise improve physical function and experience less pain. Tai Chi (Chuan) is a traditional style of Chinese martial arts that features slow, rhythmic movements…

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Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves Reach, Balance, Well-Being, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2010) — In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being. Their ability to reach while maintaining balance also improved, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, the study’s lead author, associate professor in the University of North Carolina at…

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Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., Peter Harmer, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kathleen Fitzgerald, M.D., Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., Ronald Stock, M.D., Johnny Galver, P.T., Gianni Maddalozzo, Ph.D., and Sara S. Batya, M.D. N Engl J Med 2012; 366:511-519 February 9, 2012 Background Patients with Parkinson’s disease have substantially impaired balance, leading to diminished functional ability and an increased risk…

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Tai Chi: Improving Functional Balance and Predicting Subsequent Falls in Older Persons

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: December 2004 – Volume 36 – Issue 12 – pp 2046-2052 Clinical Sciences: Clinically Relevant LI, FUZHONG; HARMER, PETER; FISHER, K JOHN; MCAULEY, EDWARD Abstract Purpose: To determine whether improved functional balance through a Tai Chi intervention is related to subsequent reductions in falls among elderly persons. Methods:…

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Heart rate responses and oxygen consumption during Tai Chi Chuan practice.

American Journal of Chinese Medicine Summer-Fall, 2001 Heart rate responses and oxygen consumption during Tai Chi Chuan practice. Author/s: Ching Lan Abstract: Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) is a popular Chinese conditioning exercise, however, its exercise intensity remains controversial. The objective of this study was to determine the exercise intensity of Yang TCC by measuring heart…

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Tai Chi: Improving Functional Balance and Predicting Subsequent Falls in Older Persons

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: December 2004 – Volume 36 – Issue 12 – pp 2046-2052 Clinical Sciences: Clinically Relevant LI, FUZHONG; HARMER, PETER; FISHER, K JOHN; MCAULEY, EDWARD Abstract Purpose: To determine whether improved functional balance through a Tai Chi intervention is related to subsequent reductions in falls among elderly persons. Methods:…

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