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Alterations in brain gray matter structures in patients with Crohn's disease and their correlation with psychological distress.

April 22, 2015

Alterations in brain gray matter structures in patients with Crohn’s disease and their correlation with psychological distress. J Crohns Colitis. 2015 Apr 20; Authors: Bao CH, Liu P, Liu HR, Wu LY, Shi Y, Chen WF, Qin W, Lu Y, Zhang JY, Jin XM, Wang XM, Zhao JM, Liu XM, Tian J, Wu HG Abstract […]

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Exercise mode heterogeneity among reported studies of the qigong practice Baduanjin.

April 22, 2015

Related Articles Exercise mode heterogeneity among reported studies of the qigong practice Baduanjin. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Apr;19(2):278-83 Authors: Antonishen K Abstract There has not been a uniform method for the practice of Baduanjin, and most published research reports involving this set of traditional Chinese exercise have provided incomplete descriptions of the movements used […]

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The effectiveness of Tai Chi for patients with Parkinson's disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

April 16, 2015

The effectiveness of Tai Chi for patients with Parkinson’s disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015;16(1):111 Authors: Yang Y, Hao YL, Tian WJ, Gong L, Zhang K, Shi QG, Sun DF, Li CL, Zhao ZL Abstract BACKGROUND: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common degenerative neurological disorder that causes loss of independence and […]

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[Somatosensoric tinnitus].

April 12, 2015

[Somatosensoric tinnitus]. HNO. 2015 Apr;63(4):266-71 Authors: Biesinger E, Groth A, Höing R, Hölzl M Abstract Tinnitus can be caused or triggered by funtional disorders of the cervical spine, temporomandibular joint or any other musculoskeletal structure of the neck or head. This special form of tinnitus is called somatosensory tinnitus and represents a discrete subgroup among […]

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Effects of symptoms and complementary and alternative medicine use on the yang deficiency pattern among breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

April 9, 2015

Related Articles Effects of symptoms and complementary and alternative medicine use on the yang deficiency pattern among breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Apr;23(2):233-41 Authors: Huang SM, Chien LY, Tai CJ, Chen PH, Lien PJ, Tai CJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, yang deficiency pattern defined as an […]

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Taoist Tai Chi® and Memory Intervention for Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

April 4, 2015

Taoist Tai Chi® and Memory Intervention for Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment. J Aging Phys Act. 2015 Apr 2; Authors: Fogarty JN, Murphy KJ, McFarlane B, Montero-Odasso M, Wells J, Troyer AK, Trinh D, Gutmanis I, Hansen KT Abstract OBJECTIVE: It was hypothesized that a combined Taoist Tai Chi® (TTC) and a Memory Intervention Program […]

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The Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise for Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

April 2, 2015

The Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0122469 Authors: Yang Y, Qiu WQ, Hao YL, Lv ZY, Jiao SJ, Teng JF Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Several studies assessed the efficacy of traditional Chinese medical exercise in the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD), but its role […]

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Tai chi chuan exercise for patients with breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

March 22, 2015

Tai chi chuan exercise for patients with breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:535237 Authors: Pan Y, Yang K, Shi X, Liang H, Zhang F, Lv Q Abstract Objective. Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) is a form of aerobic exercise that may be an effective therapy for improving psychosomatic capacity […]

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Evaluation of Tai Chi Yunshou exercises on community-based stroke patients with balance dysfunction: a study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial.

March 20, 2015

Evaluation of Tai Chi Yunshou exercises on community-based stroke patients with balance dysfunction: a study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Dec;15(1):555 Authors: Tao J, Rao T, Lin L, Liu W, Wu Z, Zheng G, Su Y, Huang J, Lin Z, Wu J, Fang Y, Chen L Abstract BACKGROUND: […]

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Evidence base of clinical studies on tai chi: a bibliometric analysis.

March 18, 2015

Evidence base of clinical studies on tai chi: a bibliometric analysis. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0120655 Authors: Yang GY, Wang LQ, Ren J, Zhang Y, Li ML, Zhu YT, Luo J, Cheng YJ, Li WY, Wayne PM, Liu JP Abstract BACKGROUND: The safety and health benefits of Tai Chi mind-body exercise has been documented in a large […]

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The impact of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity interventions on worker productivity: a systematic review.

March 18, 2015

The impact of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity interventions on worker productivity: a systematic review. Occup Environ Med. 2015 Mar 16; Authors: Pereira MJ, Coombes BK, Comans TA, Johnston V Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) programmes on worker productivity. The PROSPERO registration […]

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Improved sleep quality in older adults with insomnia reduces biomarkers of disease risk: Pilot results from a randomized controlled comparative efficacy trial.

March 18, 2015

Improved sleep quality in older adults with insomnia reduces biomarkers of disease risk: Pilot results from a randomized controlled comparative efficacy trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Feb 25;55:184-192 Authors: Carroll JE, Seeman TE, Olmstead R, Melendez G, Sadakane R, Bootzin R, Nicassio P, Irwin MR Abstract IMPORTANCE: Sleep disturbances have been linked to increased morbidity and mortality, […]

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Comparison of 2 Different Exercise Approaches: Tai Chi Versus Otago, in Community-Dwelling Older Women.

March 16, 2015

Related Articles Comparison of 2 Different Exercise Approaches: Tai Chi Versus Otago, in Community-Dwelling Older Women. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Mar 10; Authors: Son NK, Ryu YU, Jeong HW, Jang YH, Kim HD Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Regular exercise can delay age-related risk factors and can maintain or improve physical health and activity in […]

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Impact of Tai-Chi on Falls Among Preclinically Disabled Older People. A Randomized Controlled Trial.

March 16, 2015

Impact of Tai-Chi on Falls Among Preclinically Disabled Older People. A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Mar 10; Authors: Day L, Hill KD, Stathakis VZ, Flicker L, Segal L, Cicuttini F, Jolley D Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of tai-chi in preventing falls among community-dwelling older people. DESIGN: Multisite parallel […]

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[Effects of a Physical Activity Program using Exergame with Elderly Women].

March 8, 2015

Related Articles [Effects of a Physical Activity Program using Exergame with Elderly Women]. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2015 Feb 27;45(1):84-96 Authors: Yu J, Kim J Abstract PURPOSE: This study was done to investigate the motivational, physical and affective benefits of exergaming in community dwelling older adult women. METHODS: The research design was a nonequivalent control […]

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