Tai Chi and Baduanjin Prevents Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiKungLivingArticle.asp?cID=3&sID=3&article=chi_201702_3&subject=Seniors February 21, 2017 - Cognitive impairment is one of the most common problems affecting older adults. In a joint study by Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou, China, Harvard Medical School and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K., a group of researchers investigated whether Tai Chi and Baduanjin Qigong can modulate mental control function and the resting state functional connectivity (rsFC) of the cognitive control network in older adults. Participants in the two exercise groups practiced either Tai Chi or Baduanjin for 12 weeks, and those in the control group re

The Factor for Why Tai Chi Can Reduce Neck Pain

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=4&article=chi_201702_2&subject=Pain February 21, 2017 - Previous research has found that Tai Chi and neck exercises significantly improved chronic non-specific neck pain; however the factors for treatment success remained unclear. Dr. Peter Wayne, a Harvard researcher specialized in the Tai Chi field teamed up with researchers from University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), and University of Technology Sydney, to search for the answers. In their study, people with chronic non-specific neck pain were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of group T

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