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Mindful movement and skilled attention.

July 22, 2015

Related Articles Mindful movement and skilled attention. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015;9:297 Authors: Clark D, Schumann F, Mostofsky SH Abstract Bodily movement has long been employed as a foundation for cultivating mental skills such as attention, self-control or mindfulness, with recent studies documenting the positive impacts of mindful movement training, such as yoga and tai chi. […]

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Psychosocial interventions with art, music, Tai Chi and mindfulness for subsyndromal depression and anxiety in older adults: A naturalistic study in Singapore.

July 17, 2015

Related Articles Psychosocial interventions with art, music, Tai Chi and mindfulness for subsyndromal depression and anxiety in older adults: A naturalistic study in Singapore. Asia Pac Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 15; Authors: Rawtaer I, Mahendran R, Yu J, Fam J, Feng L, Kua EH Abstract OBJECTIVES: Subsyndromal depression (SSD) and subsyndromal anxiety (SSA) are common in […]

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Water-based Tai Chi: theoretical benefits in musculoskeletal diseases. Current evidence.

July 16, 2015

Related Articles Water-based Tai Chi: theoretical benefits in musculoskeletal diseases. Current evidence. J Exerc Rehabil. 2015 Jun;11(3):120-4 Authors: Macías-Hernández SI, Vázquez-Torres L, Morones-Alba JD, Coronado-Zarco R, de Los Angeles Soria-Bastida M, Cruz-Medina E, Nava-Bringas TI Abstract Tai Chi is a low-impact and moderate intensity exercise that has shown positive effects in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. […]

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Effectiveness of Tai Chi on Physical and Psychological Health of College Students: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.

July 7, 2015

Effectiveness of Tai Chi on Physical and Psychological Health of College Students: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2015;10(7):e0132605 Authors: Zheng G, Lan X, Li M, Ling K, Lin H, Chen L, Tao J, Li J, Zheng X, Chen B, Fang Q Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and safety of Tai Chi […]

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Effects of Tai Chi and Multimodal Exercise Training on Movement and Balance Function in Mild to Moderate Idiopathic Parkinson Disease.

July 3, 2015

Effects of Tai Chi and Multimodal Exercise Training on Movement and Balance Function in Mild to Moderate Idiopathic Parkinson Disease. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Jul 1; Authors: Zhang TY, Hu Y, Nie ZY, Jin RX, Chen F, Guan Q, Hu B, Gu CY, Zhu L, Jin LJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of […]

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Simplified Tai Chi Resistance Training versus Traditional Tai Chi in Slowing Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women.

July 3, 2015

Simplified Tai Chi Resistance Training versus Traditional Tai Chi in Slowing Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:379451 Authors: Wang H, Yu B, Chen W, Lu Y, Yu D Abstract Background. This study examined whether simplified Tai Chi resistance training is superior to traditional Tai Chi in slowing bone loss in […]

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Qigong as a Traditional Vegetative Biofeedback Therapy: Long-Term Conditioning of Physiological Mind-Body Effects.

July 3, 2015

Qigong as a Traditional Vegetative Biofeedback Therapy: Long-Term Conditioning of Physiological Mind-Body Effects. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:531789 Authors: Matos LC, Sousa CM, Gonçalves M, Gabriel J, Machado J, Greten HJ Abstract A contemporary understanding of Chinese Medicine (CM) regards CM diagnosis as a functional vegetative state that may be treated by vegetative reflex therapies such […]

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Effect of laughing qigong on an elderly population.

July 3, 2015

Effect of laughing qigong on an elderly population. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2015 Jul;15(7):929-930 Authors: Kawada T PMID: 26134861 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Powered by WPeMatico

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Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission.

July 2, 2015

Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jul 1; Authors: Xiao CM, Zhuang YC Abstract OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of a 6-month Liuzijue qigong (LQG) program in promoting physical and psychosocial function in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: Single-blind, randomized […]

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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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