VA and Top Research Orgs Release Evidence Map of the Effect of Tai Chi Health

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=60&article=chi_201608_1&subject=Other%20Health%20Topics August 19, 2016 - The VA (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) offices in Los Angeles teamed up with UCLA and RAND Corporation to create a comprehensive map that visually describes the volume and focus of Tai Chi research reporting health outcomes. The map was published in July, 2016. The map is based on 107 systematic reviews. The research team searched 11 electronic databases from inception to February 2014, screened reviews of reviews, and consulted with topic experts. They used a bubble plot to graphically display clinical topics, literature size, number of rev

Tai Chi for Upper Limb Rehabilitation in Stroke Patients

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=60&article=chi_201607_4&subject=Other%20Health%20Topics July 25, 2016 - A Canadian study, published in June 2016 issue of Disability and rehabilitation, aimed at exploring the perceived benefits and drawbacks of practicing Tai Chi, an alternative therapy that can be implemented in the community, as part of upper-limb rehabilitation following stroke. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with participants with chronic stroke (over 6 months). The participants took part in 16 Tai Chi sessions over 8 weeks. Interviews were conducted in person using an interview guide based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB), and

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