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.

The role of Tai Chi Chuan in reducing state anxiety and enhancing mood of children with special needs

This paper reports the findings of a single-case research design which examined the effects of 1-h, twice-weekly Tai Chi Chuan sessions on state anxiety and mood of children with severe learning disabilities. The participants were three upper elementary children (mean AGE=13.3 years). The intervention lasted 10 weeks.

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