Tai Chi Enhances Task-Switching Performance in Older Adults

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiKungLivingArticle.asp?cID=3&sID=3&article=chi_201810_4&subject=Seniors October 25, 2018 - Studies have shown that Tai Chi training has benefits on task-switching ability. However, the neural correlates underlying the effects of Tai Chi training on task-switching ability remain unclear. Using task-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with a numerical Stroop paradigm, National Taiwan University investigated changes of prefrontal brain activation and behavioral performance during task-switching before and after Tai Chi training and examined the relationships between changes in brain activation and task-switching behavioral performance. Cogniti

The Success of Qigong at Medical Center Senior Program

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiKungLivingArticle.asp?cID=3&sID=6&article=QigongSuccessatMedicalCenterSeniorProgram&subject=Daily%20Life Success abounds in the two ancient Chinese health care system classes offered by a central PA Medical Center. Qigong & Tai Chi Easy. Both of these systems integrate physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong, (pronounced chee) means life force or vital energy that flows throughout the body and is present in all things in the universe. And Gong, (pronounced gung), means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Qigong means cultivating energy. It's a system practiced for health maintenance, h

Tai Chi for Treating Youth with Subthreshold Depression

http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealthArticle.asp?cID=2&sID=10&article=chi_201810_1&subject=Mental%20Health October 25, 2018 - The incidence of subthreshold depression (StD) in adolescents is growing rapidly and is known to impair functioning and increase the risk of major depression. StD means two or more simultaneous symptoms of depression, present for most or all of the time, at least 2 weeks in duration, associated with evidence of social dysfunction, occurring in individuals who do not meet criteria for diagnoses of minor depression, major depression, and/or dysthymia. It is therefore important to provide effective intervention to prevent the transition from StD to major de

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