Tai Chi Holds Promise for High-Risk Disease Patient

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=31&article=chi_201710_1&subject=Cardiovascular%20Health October 24, 2017 - The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to a preliminary research in the October 2017 issue of Journal of the American Heart Association. After a heart attack, more than 60% of patients decline participation in cardiac rehabilitation. Although the reasons include financial concerns and distance to a rehab center, many patients stay away because they perceive physical exercise as unpleasant, painful or impossible given their curre

Tai Chi and Baduanjin Qigong May Prevent Memory Deficits in Older Adults

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiKungLivingArticle.asp?cID=3&sID=3&article=chi_201709_4&subject=Seniors September 22, 2017 - In a study published by the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease in August, researchers from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harvard Medical School and University of Edinburgh collaboratively investigated how 12-weeks of Tai Chi and Baduanjin Qigong could modulate brain structure and memory function in older adults. Magnetic resonance imaging and memory function measurements (Wechsler Memory Scale-Chinese revised, WMS-CR) were applied at both the beginning and end of the study. Results showed that both Tai Chi and Baduanjin could significantly increase

DOD Endoses Tai Chi and Qigong amidst the Opioid Crisis

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=4&article=chi_201709_1&subject=Pain September 22, 2017 - In late August, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), which trains healthcare professionals to serve the Nation through the Department of Defense (DoD), and West Virginia University (WVU) announced their official collaboration to combat the growing Opioids crisis. As the opioid epidemic continues to have a substantial impact on West Virginia, leaders from WVU reached out to USU's Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM), aware of their efforts to successfully combat opioid misuse in the military over the last s

Tai Chi and Qigong Viable for Posttraumatic Stress

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=10&article=chi_201304_3&subject=Mental%20Health April 27, 2013 - Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities with the intent to use the mind to impact physical functioning and improve health. Five researchers at University of New Mexico conducted a literature review using PubMed, PsycINFO, and Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress to identify the effects of mind-body intervention modalities, such as yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation, and deep breathing, as int

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