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Sleep quality of middle-aged Tai Chi practitioners.

August 31, 2014

Related Articles Sleep quality of middle-aged Tai Chi practitioners. Jpn J Nurs Sci. 2014 Aug 29; Authors: Lee LY, Tam KW, Lee ML, Lau NY, Lau JC, Lam YM, Lam CH, Kwan WK, Chan D, Chan B, Chan PZ Abstract AIM: This study aimed to assess the association between Tai Chi and sleep quality in […]

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Tai chi mind-body exercise in patients with COPD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

August 31, 2014

Related Articles Tai chi mind-body exercise in patients with COPD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2014 Aug 28;15(1):337 Authors: Yeh GY, Wayne PM, Litrownik D, Roberts DH, Davis RB, Moy ML Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic, progressively debilitating condition that is prevalent in the US and worldwide. […]

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Blood pressure, salivary cortisol, and inflammatory cytokine outcomes in senior female cancer survivors enrolled in a tai chi chih randomized controlled trial.

August 29, 2014

Blood pressure, salivary cortisol, and inflammatory cytokine outcomes in senior female cancer survivors enrolled in a tai chi chih randomized controlled trial. J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Aug 28; Authors: Campo RA, Light KC, O’Connor K, Nakamura Y, Lipschitz D, LaStayo PC, Pappas LM, Boucher KM, Irwin MR, Hill HR, Martins TB, Agarwal N, Kinney AY […]

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Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression.

August 26, 2014

Related Articles Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression. BMC Neurol. 2014 Aug 23;14(1):165 Authors: Burschka JM, Keune PM, Oy U, Oschmann P, Kuhn P Abstract BackgroundPatients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience a wide array of symptoms, including balance problems, mobility impairment, fatigue and depression. […]

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Effects of Tai Chi on health related quality of life in patients with chronic conditions: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

August 26, 2014

Related Articles Effects of Tai Chi on health related quality of life in patients with chronic conditions: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. 2014 Aug;22(4):743-755 Authors: Li G, Yuan H, Zhang W Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of Tai Chi practice on health related quality of life in patients with […]

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Traditional Chinese medicine for chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials.

August 26, 2014

Related Articles Traditional Chinese medicine for chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Complement Ther Med. 2014 Aug;22(4):826-33 Authors: Wang YY, Li XX, Liu JP, Luo H, Ma LX, Alraek T Abstract BACKGROUND: There is no curative treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is widely used in the […]

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Physical therapies for improving balance and reducing falls risk in osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review.

August 26, 2014

Related Articles Physical therapies for improving balance and reducing falls risk in osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review. Age Ageing. 2014 Aug 22; Authors: Mat S, Tan MP, Kamaruzzaman SB, Ng CT Abstract INTRODUCTION: osteoarthritis (OA) of knee has been reported as a risk factor for falls and reduced balance in the elderly. This […]

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Tai Chi Exercise can Improve the Obstacle Negotiating Ability of People with Parkinson's Disease: A Preliminary Study.

August 22, 2014

Related Articles Tai Chi Exercise can Improve the Obstacle Negotiating Ability of People with Parkinson’s Disease: A Preliminary Study. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Jul;26(7):1025-30 Authors: Kim HD, Jae HD, Jeong JH Abstract [Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Tai Chi (TC)-based exercise on dynamic postural control during obstacle […]

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Effects of tai chi for patients with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review.

August 22, 2014

Related Articles Effects of tai chi for patients with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Jul;26(7):1133-7 Authors: Ye J, Cai S, Zhong W, Cai S, Zheng Q Abstract [Purpose] The aim of the present study was to seek evidence for the effectiveness of Tai Chi for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). […]

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Long-term Tai Chi training is related to depressive symptoms among Tai Chi practitioners.

August 20, 2014

Related Articles Long-term Tai Chi training is related to depressive symptoms among Tai Chi practitioners. J Affect Disord. 2014 Jul 31;169C:36-39 Authors: Li Y, Su Q, Guo H, Wu H, Du H, Yang G, Meng G, Li C, Nagatomi R, Niu K Abstract BACKGROUND: Due to the close association with physical and psychological health and […]

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Effect of a qigong intervention program on telomerase activity and psychological stress in abused Chinese women: a randomized, wait-list controlled trial.

August 20, 2014

Related Articles Effect of a qigong intervention program on telomerase activity and psychological stress in abused Chinese women: a randomized, wait-list controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014;14:300 Authors: Tiwari A, Chan CL, Ho RT, Tsao GS, Deng W, Hong AW, Fong DY, Fung HY, Shin Pang EP, Cheung DS, Ma JL Abstract BACKGROUND: Abused […]

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Randomized Controlled Trial of Qigong/Tai Chi Easy on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors.

August 16, 2014

Randomized Controlled Trial of Qigong/Tai Chi Easy on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors. Ann Behav Med. 2014 Aug 15; Authors: Larkey LK, Roe DJ, Weihs KL, Jahnke R, Lopez AM, Rogers CE, Oh B, Guillen-Rodriguez J Abstract BACKGROUND: Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue, mood, and sleep disturbances. PURPOSE: This study aims to compare […]

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Tai Chi Meditation Effects on Nuclear Factor-κB Signaling in Lonely Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

August 16, 2014

Related Articles Tai Chi Meditation Effects on Nuclear Factor-κB Signaling in Lonely Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychother Psychosom. 2014 Aug 6;83(5):315-317 Authors: Black DS, Irwin MR, Olmstead R, Ji E, Crabb Breen E, Motivala SJ PMID: 25116908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Powered by WPeMatico

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Functional benefits of tai chi training in senior housing facilities.

August 16, 2014

Related Articles Functional benefits of tai chi training in senior housing facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Aug;62(8):1484-9 Authors: Manor B, Lough M, Gagnon MM, Cupples A, Wayne PM, Lipsitz LA Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of tai chi training on functional performance and walking with and without the addition of the performance of […]

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The effects of Tai Ji Quan training on limits of stability in older adults.

August 16, 2014

Related Articles The effects of Tai Ji Quan training on limits of stability in older adults. Clin Interv Aging. 2014;9:1261-8 Authors: Li F Abstract BACKGROUND: Limits of stability, defined as the ability to maintain the center of gravity within the boundary of the base of support, is critically important for older adults in performing their […]

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