Tai Chi and Qigong Research Results LINKS
Compiled by P. Tim Richard, Instructor at Durango Tai Chi Instruction
More links on various blog posts.
- Medical Research Library at World Tai Chi Day
What is Tai Chi? What are the health benefits of Tai Chi?
There are health benefits associated with Tai Chi for people suffering from:
- Parkinson’s disease – a study published in NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine) found that patients with Parkinson’s disease who practiced Tai Chi experienced significantly improved walking ability, posture, and fewer falls.
- Chronic heart failure – researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center revealed in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine that patients with chronic heart failure experienced a better quality of life and mood if they regularly practice Tai Chi.
- Fibromyalgia – people living with fibromyalgia responded well to Tai Chi, according to a study published in the NEJM. They reported relief from joint pains as well as other symptoms.
- Diabetes – Tai Chi can improve blood glucose levels and immune system response in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to two studies published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
- Depression – a weekly tai chi exercise class with a standard depression treatment for a group of depressed elderly adults could be very effective at treating symptoms of depression, according to a study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
A review of Tai Chi was published in the open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine which concluded that although Tai Chi appears to have positive psychological effects, more high quality, randomized trials are necessary.
Dragon Journal of Taijiquan
Shanti School of Taijiquan
A wealth of info on tai chi and health benefits, plus video catalog
Susan A. Matthews, Master Instructor
Do tai chi and qigong improve balance, reduce pain, or improve quality of life?
Tai Chi: An Introduction
Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Tai Chi and Qigong
“…centuries-old, … mind and body practices.”
Tai Chi Boosts Immunity to Shingles Virus in Older Adults, NIH-Sponsored Study Reports
Mind-Body Exercise: Tai Chi and Yoga by Berkeley Wellness | March 23, 2016