Nervous System

Tai Chi 'improves body and mind'

The ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi can help to improve people's health, research suggests.

Doctors in the United States analysed 47 studies looking at the impact Tai Chi had on people with chronic health problems, like heart disease or MS.

They found that it could improve balance control, flexibility and even the health of their heart.

Writing in The Archives of Internal Medicine, they said it also reduced stress, falls, pain and anxiety.

Deep breathing

Tai Chi 'helps improve diabetes'

Tai Chi exercises can help people with type 2 diabetes control their condition, research suggests.

Two separate studies found a 12-week programme of exercise was enough to boost the immune system, and to cut blood sugar levels.

The traditional Chinese martial art combines deep breathing and gentle movement to boost relaxation levels.

Both studies, by researchers in Taiwan and Australia, appear in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Comparison of muscle torque, balance, and confidence in older tai chi and healthy adults.

Effects of exercise on joint sense and balance in elderly men: Tai Chi versus golf.

Improvement in balance, strength, and flexibility after 12 weeks of Tai chi exercise in ethnic Chinese adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors

Tai Chi for posture and back pain

Tai Chi is a form of exercise that has recently been gaining popularity as a way to relieve and/or manage back pain and neck pain. It is often easy to associate Tai Chi with groups of people in parks or gyms moving slowly and deliberately in synchronization. These people are using the same Tai Chi principles and movements created in ancient China and still practiced all around the world as a healing exercise.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Tai Chi for Tension Headaches

Ryan B. Abbott,1 Ka-Kit Hui,1 Ron D. Hays,2 Ming-Dong Li,1 and Timothy Pan1

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Tai Chi

Tai chi aims to address the body and mind as an interconnected system and to improve mental and physical health while benefiting posture, balance, flexibility and strength. Tai chi includes sequences of slow movements coordinated with deep breathing and mental focus. Tai chi can be practiced alone or with a group of people in a class.

Using tai chi to fight degenerative nerve disease

Tai Chi Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a degenerative nerve disease with no cure and few effective treatment options until now. Li Li, professor of kinesiology at LSU, is conducting a study into the benefits of tai chi for elderly peripheral neuropathy patients. So far, those practicing tai chi show far greater levels of improvement that those pursuing more traditional methods of treatment.

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