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Effect of health Baduanjin Qigong for mild to moderate Parkinson's disease.

August 29, 2015

Related Articles Effect of health Baduanjin Qigong for mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2015 Aug 26; Authors: Xiao CM, Zhuang YC Abstract AIM: The present study investigated the effectiveness of Baduanjin Qigong on symptoms related to gait, functional mobility and sleep in Parkinson disease (PD) patients. METHODS: A total of 100 patients […]

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The Effects of Tai Chi on Cardiovascular Risk in Women.

August 27, 2015

Related Articles The Effects of Tai Chi on Cardiovascular Risk in Women. Am J Health Promot. 2015 Aug 25; Authors: Robins JL, Elswick RK, Sturgill J, McCain NL Abstract Purpose . This study examined the effects of tai chi (TC) on biobehavioral factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women. Design . A randomized […]

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Peer Support for Diabetes Management in Primary Care and Community Settings in Anhui Province, China.

August 27, 2015

Related Articles Peer Support for Diabetes Management in Primary Care and Community Settings in Anhui Province, China. Ann Fam Med. 2015 Aug;13 Suppl 1:S50-8 Authors: Zhong X, Wang Z, Fisher EB, Tanasugarn C Abstract PURPOSE: We evaluated a peer leader-support program (PLSP) for diabetes self-management in China in terms of acceptability and feasibility; implementation; perceived […]

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Effect of Traditional Chinese Exercise on Gait and Balance for Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

August 22, 2015

Related Articles Effect of Traditional Chinese Exercise on Gait and Balance for Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0135932 Authors: Chen BL, Guo JB, Liu MS, Li X, Zou J, Chen X, Zhang LL, Yue YS, Wang XQ Abstract OBJECTIVE: A systematic review is conducted to determine the effect of traditional Chinese exercise […]

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Reduced Cognitive-Motor Interference on Voluntary Balance Control in Older Tai Chi Practitioners.

August 20, 2015

Reduced Cognitive-Motor Interference on Voluntary Balance Control in Older Tai Chi Practitioners. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Aug 18; Authors: Varghese R, Hui-Chan CW, Bhatt T Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent dual-task studies suggest that Tai Chi practitioners displayed better control of standing posture and maintained a quicker response time of postural muscle activation during […]

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A Taiji-principle-designed magnetic porous C-doped graphitic carbon nitride for environment-friendly solid phase extraction of pollutants from water samples.

August 19, 2015

Related Articles A Taiji-principle-designed magnetic porous C-doped graphitic carbon nitride for environment-friendly solid phase extraction of pollutants from water samples. J Chromatogr A. 2015 Aug 7; Authors: Wang M, Yuan H, Deng W, Bi W, Yang X Abstract A new magnetic porous carbon-doped graphitic carbon nitride nanocomposite and experimental strategies were environment-friendly designed for solid […]

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A supplemental report to a randomized cluster trial of a 20-week Sun-style Tai Chi for osteoarthritic knee pain in elders with cognitive impairment.

August 16, 2015

Related Articles A supplemental report to a randomized cluster trial of a 20-week Sun-style Tai Chi for osteoarthritic knee pain in elders with cognitive impairment. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Aug;23(4):570-6 Authors: Tsai PF, Chang JY, Beck C, Kuo YF, Keefe FJ, Rosengren K Abstract OBJECTIVE: This was a secondary data analysis of a cluster-randomized clinical […]

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of Qigong and Tai Chi for depressive symptoms.

August 16, 2015

Related Articles A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of Qigong and Tai Chi for depressive symptoms. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Aug;23(4):516-34 Authors: Liu X, Clark J, Siskind D, Williams GM, Byrne G, Yang JL, Doi SA Abstract BACKGROUND: Qigong and Tai Chi are the two most popular traditional Chinese exercises, known as mind-body […]

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A systematic review of the benefits of physical therapy within a multidisciplinary care approach for people with schizophrenia: An update.

August 10, 2015

A systematic review of the benefits of physical therapy within a multidisciplinary care approach for people with schizophrenia: An update. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Jul 31; Authors: Vera-Garcia E, Mayoral-Cleries F, Vancampfort D, Stubbs B, Cuesta-Vargas AI Abstract This systematic review summarizes the most recent evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) considering the effectiveness of physical […]

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Community-Based Mind-Body Meditative Tai Chi Program and Its Effects on Improvement of Blood Pressure, Weight, Renal Function, Serum Lipoprotein, and Quality of Life in Chinese Adults With Hypertension.

August 8, 2015

Related Articles Community-Based Mind-Body Meditative Tai Chi Program and Its Effects on Improvement of Blood Pressure, Weight, Renal Function, Serum Lipoprotein, and Quality of Life in Chinese Adults With Hypertension. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jul 16; Authors: Sun J, Buys N Abstract Obesity, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, and poor quality of life are common conditions associated […]

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Psychological Benefits of Nonpharmacological Methods Aimed for Improving Balance in Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review.

August 4, 2015

Related Articles Psychological Benefits of Nonpharmacological Methods Aimed for Improving Balance in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Behav Neurol. 2015;2015:620674 Authors: Šumec R, Filip P, Sheardová K, Bareš M Abstract Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a serious condition with a major negative impact on patient’s physical and mental health. Postural instability is one of the cardinal […]

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Economic Evaluation of a Tai Ji Quan Intervention to Reduce Falls in People With Parkinson Disease, Oregon, 2008-2011.

August 1, 2015

Related Articles Economic Evaluation of a Tai Ji Quan Intervention to Reduce Falls in People With Parkinson Disease, Oregon, 2008-2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015;12:E120 Authors: Li F, Harmer P Abstract INTRODUCTION: Exercise is effective in reducing falls in people with Parkinson disease. However, information on the cost effectiveness of this approach is lacking. We conducted […]

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Barriers and Promoters for Enrollment to a Community-Based Tai Chi Program for Older, Low-Income, and Ethnically Diverse Adults.

August 1, 2015

Related Articles Barriers and Promoters for Enrollment to a Community-Based Tai Chi Program for Older, Low-Income, and Ethnically Diverse Adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2015 Jul 29; Authors: Manson JD, Tamim H, Baker J Abstract BACKGROUND: Low-income, ethnically diverse, older adults may be at greater health risk owing to their lower activity levels and potential cultural […]

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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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