Liuzijue Qigong Versus Traditional Breathing Training for Patients with Post-Stroke Dysarthria Complicated by Abnormal Respiratory Control: Results of a Single-Center Randomized Controlled Trial
This study found that liuzijue qigong (6 healing sounds), a special type of breathing training focusing on controlled exhalation, is more effective in improving respiratory control and speech ability of patients with stroke-related dysarthria than traditional breathing training.
The 24-Form Tai Chi Improves Anxiety and Depression and Upregulates miR-17-92 in Coronary Heart Disease Patients After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Tai Chi improved the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress and upregulated the miR-17-92 in CHD patients after PCI. Tai Chi also improved the quality of life of the CHD patients. This is suggestive that Tai Chi should be used as a potential way to improve the emotional parameters of the CHD patients.
Most studies report improvements with Tai Chi, including blood pressure reductions and increases in exercise capacity. No adverse effects were reported. Preliminary evidence suggests that tai chi exercise may be a beneficial adjunctive therapy for some patients with CVD and CVRF. Further research is needed.
Effects of Mind-Body Movement Therapy on Functional Status and Exercise Capacity in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Tai Chi may be a beneficial adjunctive treatment that enhances quality of life and functional capacity in patients with chronic heart failure who are already receiving standard medical therapy.
An Evaluation of the Effects of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung Training in Patients with Symptomatic Heart Failure: a Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
In patients with chronic heart failure, 16 weeks of Tai Chi training was safe, with no adverse exercise related problems.
The Beneficial Effects of Tai Chi Exercise on Endothelial Function and Arterial Stiffness in Elderly Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis
This study demonstrated that Tai Chi exercise significantly contributed to improvement in endothelial function and arterial stiffness, independently of the traditional CVD risk factors, including lipid profile.
The Effects of Aerobic Exercise and T’ai Chi on Blood Pressure in Older People: Results of a Randomized Trial
Programs of moderate intensity aerobic exercise and light exercise may have similar effects on blood pressure in previously sedentary older individuals. If additional trials confirm these results, promoting light intensity activity could have substantial public health benefits as a means to reduce blood pressure in older aged persons.
Tai chi exercise may improve quality of life, mood, and exercise self-efficacy in patients with HF.
Tai Chi Enhances the Effects of Endurance Training in the Rehabilitation of Elderly Patients with Chronic Heart Failure
The association of Tai Chi and ET improves exercise tolerance and QOL of patients with CHF more efficiently than ET.
Tai Chi Chuan practice was associated with an increase in Vo2 peak in patients with a recent MI and may constitute an effective form of cardiac rehabilitation in this patient population.