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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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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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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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Exercise and physical training improve physical function in older adults with visual impairments but their effect on falls is unclear: a systematic review.

August 1, 2014

Related Articles Exercise and physical training improve physical function in older adults with visual impairments but their effect on falls is unclear: a systematic review. J Physiother. 2014 Jul 24; Authors: Gleeson M, Sherrington C, Keay L Abstract Question: Can exercise or physical training improve physical function and prevent falls in older adults with visual […]

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Down-regulation of FoxM1 inhibits viability and invasion of gallbladder carcinoma cells, partially dependent on inducement of cellular senescence.

August 1, 2014

Related Articles Down-regulation of FoxM1 inhibits viability and invasion of gallbladder carcinoma cells, partially dependent on inducement of cellular senescence. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jul 28;20(28):9497-505 Authors: Tao J, Xu XS, Song YZ, Qu K, Wu QF, Wang RT, Meng FD, Wei JC, Dong SB, Zhang YL, Tai MH, Dong YF, Wang L, Liu C […]

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Qualitative Analysis of a Controlled Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia: Advancing Understanding of an Emerging Health Practice.

August 1, 2014

Related Articles Qualitative Analysis of a Controlled Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia: Advancing Understanding of an Emerging Health Practice. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Jul 29; Authors: Sawynok J, Lynch M Abstract Abstract Objectives: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) and an extension trial of qigong (Chaoyi Fanhuan qigong [CFQ]) in patients with fibromyalgia were recently […]

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The effects of practicing sitting Tai Chi on balance control and eye-hand coordination in the older adults: a randomized controlled trial.

July 27, 2014

Related Articles The effects of practicing sitting Tai Chi on balance control and eye-hand coordination in the older adults: a randomized controlled trial. Disabil Rehabil. 2014 Jul 25;:1-5 Authors: Lee KY, Hui-Chan CW, Tsang WW Abstract Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 3 months of sitting Tai Chi […]

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The influence of tai chi and yoga on balance and falls in a residential care setting: a randomised controlled trial.

July 25, 2014

The influence of tai chi and yoga on balance and falls in a residential care setting: a randomised controlled trial. Contemp Nurse. 2014 Jul 23;:5231-5255 Authors: Saravanakumar P, Higgins IJ, Van Der Riet PJ, Marquez J, Sibbritt D Abstract Abstract Falls amongst older people is a global public health concern. Whilst falling is not a […]

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Tai Chi for Improvement of Motor Function, Balance and Gait in Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

July 23, 2014

Tai Chi for Improvement of Motor Function, Balance and Gait in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e102942 Authors: Yang Y, Li XY, Gong L, Zhu YL, Hao YL Abstract BACKGROUND: Recently, several studies assessed the effectiveness of Tai Chi for Parkinson’s disease (PD), but the role of Tai Chi in the […]

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Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ): qualitative analysis of a clinical trial in older adults with dementia.

July 16, 2014

Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ): qualitative analysis of a clinical trial in older adults with dementia. Aging Ment Health. 2014 Jul 14;:1-10 Authors: Wu E, Barnes DE, Ackerman SL, Lee J, Chesney M, Mehling WE Abstract Objectives: Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ) is a novel, integrative exercise program for individuals with […]

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Tai chi improves oxidative stress response and DNA damage/repair in young sedentary females.

July 13, 2014

Related Articles Tai chi improves oxidative stress response and DNA damage/repair in young sedentary females. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Jun;26(6):825-9 Authors: Huang XY, Eungpinichpong W, Silsirivanit A, Nakmareong S, Wu XH Abstract [Purpose] This study was to examine the effects of 12 weeks of Tai Chi (TC) exercise on antioxidant capacity, and DNA damage/repair […]

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Effects of Tai Chi on a Functional Arm Reaching Task in Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study.

July 12, 2014

Related Articles Effects of Tai Chi on a Functional Arm Reaching Task in Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Aging Phys Act. 2014 Jul 8; Authors: Varghese R, Hui-Chan CW, Bhatt T Abstract This study quantified the effect of aging and the long-term practice of Tai Chi on upper limb movement control, indicated by performance-outcome […]

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