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The Effect of a Meditative Movement Intervention on Quality of Sleep in the Elderly: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

June 30, 2015

The Effect of a Meditative Movement Intervention on Quality of Sleep in the Elderly: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Jun 29; Authors: Wu WW, Kwong E, Lan XY, Jiang XY Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sleep disorders are one of the most common difficulties facing older people. Meditative movement interventions (MMIs), a new […]

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Mind-body therapies and control of inflammatory biology: A descriptive review.

June 28, 2015

Related Articles Mind-body therapies and control of inflammatory biology: A descriptive review. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Jun 23; Authors: Bower JE, Irwin MR Abstract The use of mind-body therapies, including Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, and meditation, has grown steadily in recent years. These approaches have been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms and improving […]

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Design and methods of the Gentle Cardiac Rehabilitation Study – A behavioral study of tai chi exercise for patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation.

June 28, 2015

Related Articles Design and methods of the Gentle Cardiac Rehabilitation Study – A behavioral study of tai chi exercise for patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Jun 23; Authors: Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wayne P, Bock BC, Dunsiger S, Wu WC, Stabile L, Yeh G Abstract INTRODUCTION: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs reduce overall and […]

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The Effect of Tai Chi Chuan on Obstacle Crossing Strategy in Older Adults.

June 27, 2015

The Effect of Tai Chi Chuan on Obstacle Crossing Strategy in Older Adults. Res Sports Med. 2015 Jun 26;:1-15 Authors: Chang YT, Huang CF, Chang JH Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Tai Chi Chuan on the strategies of obstacle-crossing behavior in older adults aged over 65 years. Fifteen […]

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Tai Chi Training may Reduce Dual Task Gait Variability, a Potential Mediator of Fall Risk, in Healthy Older Adults: Cross-Sectional and Randomized Trial Studies.

June 26, 2015

Related Articles Tai Chi Training may Reduce Dual Task Gait Variability, a Potential Mediator of Fall Risk, in Healthy Older Adults: Cross-Sectional and Randomized Trial Studies. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015;9:332 Authors: Wayne PM, Hausdorff JM, Lough M, Gow BJ, Lipsitz L, Novak V, Macklin EA, Peng CK, Manor B Abstract BACKGROUND: Tai Chi (TC) exercise […]

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Evaluation of Tai Chi Program Effectiveness for People with Arthritis in the Community: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

June 23, 2015

Evaluation of Tai Chi Program Effectiveness for People with Arthritis in the Community: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Aging Phys Act. 2015 Jun 18; Authors: Callahan LF, Cleveland RJ, Altpeter M, Hackney B Abstract OBJECTIVE: Evaluate effectiveness of the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi program for community participants with arthritis. METHODS: 343 individuals were randomized to […]

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A Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Consideration of Mindful Movement: Clinical and Research Implications.

June 16, 2015

A Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Consideration of Mindful Movement: Clinical and Research Implications. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015;9:282 Authors: Russell TA, Arcuri SM Abstract In this article, we present ideas related to three key aspects of mindfulness training: the regulation of attention via noradrenaline, the importance of working memory and its various components (particularly the central executive […]

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Qigong for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

June 13, 2015

Qigong for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jun 11;6:CD010390 Authors: Hartley L, Lee MS, Kwong JS, Flowers N, Todkill D, Ernst E, Rees K Abstract BACKGROUND: Two major determinants of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are a sedentary lifestyle and stress. Qigong involves physical exercise, mind regulation and breathing control to […]

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Maintaining Older Brain Functionality: A Targeted Review.

June 10, 2015

Related Articles Maintaining Older Brain Functionality: A Targeted Review. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2015 Jun 5; Authors: Ballesteros S, Kraft E, Santana S, Tziraki C Abstract The unprecedented growth in the number of older adults in our society is accompanied by the exponential increase in the number of elderly people who will suffer cognitive decline and […]

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Meditative Movement Therapies and Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Adults: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses.

June 9, 2015

Meditative Movement Therapies and Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Adults: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses. PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0129181 Authors: Kelley GA, Kelley KS Abstract Poor health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) is a significant public health issue while the use of meditative movement therapies has been increasing. The purpose of this investigation was to carry out a systematic review of […]

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Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder? Aesthetic Quality versus Technical Skill in Movement Evaluation of Tai Chi.

June 6, 2015

Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder? Aesthetic Quality versus Technical Skill in Movement Evaluation of Tai Chi. PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0128357 Authors: Zamparo P, Zorzi E, Marcantoni S, Cesari P Abstract The aim of this study was to compare experts to naïve practitioners in rating the beauty and the technical quality of a Tai […]

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Tai Chi Chuan improves functional capacity after myocardial infarction: A randomized clinical trial.

June 2, 2015

Tai Chi Chuan improves functional capacity after myocardial infarction: A randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2015 Jun;169(6):854-60 Authors: Nery RM, Zanini M, de Lima JB, Bühler RP, da Silveira AD, Stein R Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with a recent myocardial infarction (MI) present a reduction in functional capacity expressed as a decrease in peak oxygen […]

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Cystic fibrosis-Children and adults Tai Chi study (CF CATS2): Can Tai Chi improve symptoms and quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis? Second phase study protocol.

May 28, 2015

Cystic fibrosis-Children and adults Tai Chi study (CF CATS2): Can Tai Chi improve symptoms and quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis? Second phase study protocol. Chin J Integr Med. 2015 May 26; Authors: Lorenc A, Ronan P, Mian A, Madge S, Carr SB, Agent P, Robinson N Abstract BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is […]

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Effect of Tai Chi on muscle strength of the lower extremities in the elderly.

May 28, 2015

Effect of Tai Chi on muscle strength of the lower extremities in the elderly. Chin J Integr Med. 2015 May 27; Authors: Zhou M, Peng N, Dai Q, Li HW, Shi RG, Huang W Abstract OBJECTIVE: Aging is associated with a progressive decline in muscle strength, muscle mass and impaired physical function, which reduces mobility […]

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Application of a Three-Dimensional Reconstruction Technique in Liver Autotransplantation for End-Stage Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis.

May 15, 2015

Related Articles Application of a Three-Dimensional Reconstruction Technique in Liver Autotransplantation for End-Stage Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 May 13; Authors: He YB, Bai L, Jiang Y, Ji XW, Tai QW, Zhao JM, Zhang JH, Liu WY, Wen H Abstract BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical value of […]

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