A Modified 6-form Tai Chi for Patients with COPD

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=60&article=chi_201807_3&subject=Other%20Health%20Topics July 24, 2018 - The traditional 24-form Tai Chi has some complex movements beyond of capabilities of patients with COPD. A new Chinese study published by the journal Complementary therapies in medicine sought to modify and simplify 24-form Tai Chi and evaluate effects of the modified Tai Chi on lung function, exercise capacity, dyspnea symptom and health status in patients with COPD. A two-step procedure was applied: an initial qualitative research module consisting of focus group discussion, expert consultation and patient interviews was conducted to simplified an

A Simplified Tai Chi Program to Improve Motor Performance for People with Dementia

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiKungLivingArticle.asp?cID=3&sID=3&article=chi_201807_4&subject=Seniors July 24, 2018 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Curtin University in Perth, Australia worked together to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary effects of a simplified 10-step Tai Chi program to improve the motor performance of people with dementia. Twenty-six pairs of people with dementia and their family caregivers were recruited. The patients' age ranged from 74 to 90 while those of the caregivers ranged from 32 to 70. The experimental group underwent a 16?week 10-step simplified Tai Chi training program, with additional measures to enhance engagement. The control group jo

Qigong and a Tale of Two Back Complaints

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=4&article=chi_201807_1&subject=Pain July 24, 2018 - Chronic back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and decreased quality of life for people in both their personal and professional lives. In addition to modern medical intervention, many individuals seek relief through complementary and alternative therapies. D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY and Village of Healing and Wellness in St. Catharines, Canada, jointly conducted face-to-face interviews with two volunteer subjects who each had a medical diagnosis of chronic back pain to see how Qigong has helped them with the pain. There is pressure for pain medicin

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