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Tai Chi improves balance and prevents falls in people with Parkinson's disease.

December 17, 2014

Tai Chi improves balance and prevents falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. J Physiother. 2014 Dec 8; Authors: Elkins M PMID: 25499650 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Powered by WPeMatico

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Commentary to: Tai Chi improves balance and prevents falls in people with Parkinson's disease.

December 17, 2014

Commentary to: Tai Chi improves balance and prevents falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. J Physiother. 2014 Dec 12; Authors: Scianni A PMID: 25511247 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Powered by WPeMatico

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Applying Tai Chi as a rehabilitation program for stroke patients in the recovery phase: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

December 17, 2014

Applying Tai Chi as a rehabilitation program for stroke patients in the recovery phase: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2014 Dec 11;15(1):484 Authors: Zhang Y, Liu H, Zhou L, Chen K, Jin H, Zou Y, Li Z Abstract BACKGROUND: As the second commonest cause of death and a major cause of disability […]

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Improvement of balance control ability and flexibility in the elderly Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) practitioners: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

December 17, 2014

Improvement of balance control ability and flexibility in the elderly Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) practitioners: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2014 Nov 18; Authors: Huang Y, Liu X Abstract BACKGROUND: Falls are the main cause of accidental death in the elderly people, which is associated with balance control ability and flexibility of […]

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Complexity-Based Measures Inform Effects of Tai Chi Training on Standing Postural Control: Cross-Sectional and Randomized Trial Studies.

December 11, 2014

Complexity-Based Measures Inform Effects of Tai Chi Training on Standing Postural Control: Cross-Sectional and Randomized Trial Studies. PLoS One. 2014;9(12):e114731 Authors: Wayne PM, Gow BJ, Costa MD, Peng CK, Lipsitz LA, Hausdorff JM, Davis RB, Walsh JN, Lough M, Novak V, Yeh GY, Ahn AC, Macklin EA, Manor B Abstract BACKGROUND: Diminished control of standing […]

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Tai Chi as an Alternative and Complimentary Therapy for Anxiety: A Systematic Review.

December 10, 2014

Related Articles Tai Chi as an Alternative and Complimentary Therapy for Anxiety: A Systematic Review. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2014 Dec 8; Authors: Sharma M, Haider T Abstract Anxiety has become a global public health problem. Tai chi offers one possible way of reducing anxiety. The purpose of this study was to examine […]

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Qigong and Fibromyalgia: Randomized Controlled Trials and Beyond.

December 6, 2014

Qigong and Fibromyalgia: Randomized Controlled Trials and Beyond. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:379715 Authors: Sawynok J, Lynch M Abstract Introduction. Qigong is currently considered as meditative movement, mindful exercise, or complementary exercise and is being explored for relief of symptoms in fibromyalgia. Aim. This narrative review summarizes randomized controlled trials, as well as additional […]

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Intervention-induced enhancement in intrinsic brain activity in healthy older adults.

December 5, 2014

Related Articles Intervention-induced enhancement in intrinsic brain activity in healthy older adults. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7309 Authors: Yin S, Zhu X, Li R, Niu Y, Wang B, Zheng Z, Huang X, Huo L, Li J Abstract This study examined the effects of a multimodal intervention on spontaneous brain activity in healthy older adults. Seventeen older adults […]

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The Effects of Tai Chi on the Renal and Cardiac Functions of Patients with Chronic Kidney and Cardiovascular Diseases.

December 3, 2014

The Effects of Tai Chi on the Renal and Cardiac Functions of Patients with Chronic Kidney and Cardiovascular Diseases. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Nov;26(11):1733-1736 Authors: Shi ZM, Wen HP, Liu FR, Yao CX Abstract [Purpose] To assess the effects of Tai Chi on the renal and cardiac functions of patients with chronic kidney disease […]

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Exercise for reducing fear of falling in older people living in the community.

November 29, 2014

Exercise for reducing fear of falling in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Nov 28;11:CD009848 Authors: Kendrick D, Kumar A, Carpenter H, Zijlstra GA, Skelton DA, Cook JR, Stevens Z, Belcher CM, Haworth D, Gawler SJ, Gage H, Masud T, Bowling A, Pearl M, Morris RW, Iliffe S, Delbaere K […]

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The earliest acupuncture school of the United States incubated in a Tai Chi Center in Los Angeles.

November 23, 2014

The earliest acupuncture school of the United States incubated in a Tai Chi Center in Los Angeles. J Integr Med. 2014 Nov;12(6):524-8 Authors: Fan AY PMID: 25412671 [PubMed – in process] Powered by WPeMatico

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The Effects of a 6-Month Tai Chi Qigong Training Program on Temporomandibular, Cervical, and Shoulder Joint Mobility and Sleep Problems in Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors.

November 21, 2014

The Effects of a 6-Month Tai Chi Qigong Training Program on Temporomandibular, Cervical, and Shoulder Joint Mobility and Sleep Problems in Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors. Integr Cancer Ther. 2014 Nov 18; Authors: Fong SS, Ng SS, Lee HW, Pang MY, Luk WS, Chung JW, Wong JY, Masters RS Abstract Introduction. Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) survivors often sustain […]

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Effects of Tai Chi on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

November 19, 2014

Effects of Tai Chi on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2014;9:1253-1263 Authors: Wu W, Liu X, Wang L, Wang Z, Hu J, Yan J Abstract BACKGROUND: Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese mind-body exercise that […]

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Twelve weeks of BodyBalance(®) training improved balance and functional task performance in middle-aged and older adults.

November 15, 2014

Twelve weeks of BodyBalance(®) training improved balance and functional task performance in middle-aged and older adults. Clin Interv Aging. 2014;9:1895-904 Authors: Nicholson VP, McKean MR, Burkett BJ Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of BodyBalance(®) training on balance, functional task performance, fear of falling, and health-related quality of life […]

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The benefits of endurance exercise and Tai Chi Chuan for the task-switching aspect of executive function in older adults: an ERP study.

November 15, 2014

Related Articles The benefits of endurance exercise and Tai Chi Chuan for the task-switching aspect of executive function in older adults: an ERP study. Front Aging Neurosci. 2014;6:295 Authors: Fong DY, Chi LK, Li F, Chang YK Abstract This study was designed to determine the relationship between physical activity and the task-switching aspect of executive […]

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