General Research | Research

The Effect of Tai Chi on Four Chronic Conditions—Cancer, Osteoarthritis, Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses

Meta-analyses showed that Tai Chi improved or showed a tendency to improve physical performance outcomes, including 6-min walking distance (6MWD) and knee extensor strength, in most or all four chronic conditions.

Research | Respiratory System

Tai Chi as a Form of Exercise Training in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Existing evidence suggests that the exercise intensity of Tai Chi reaches a moderate level in people with COPD. Furthermore, a short-term program of Tai Chi improves exercise capacity, health-related quality of life, balance and quadriceps strength in people with mild to moderate COPD.

Research | Respiratory System

Tai Chi and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Compared for Treatment-Naive Patients With COPD, A Randomized Controlled Trial

Tai Chi is equivalent to PR for improving SGRQ in COPD. Twelve weeks after exercise cessation, a clinically significant difference in SGRQ emerged favoring Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an appropriate substitute for PR.

Research | Respiratory System

Evaluation of the Sustaining Effects of Tai Chi Qigong in the Sixth Month in Promoting Psychosocial Health in COPD Patients: A Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

Significant group-by-time interactions in quality of life (QOL) using St. George’s respiratory questionnaire (P = 0.002) and the perceived social support from friends using multidimensional scale of perceived social support (P = 0.04) were noted.