In this randomized controlled trial, we found significant evidence that a Taiji beginner course of 3 months duration elicits positive effects with respect to physical well-being in healthy individuals, with improvements pronouncing over time.
Complementary use of a mind–body exercise, such as TCC, may provide additional improvements of clinical outcomes in the pharmacologic treatment of geriatric depression.
In healthy non-sedentary adults, long-term Tai Chi (TC) training may help preserve cognitive function; however, the effect of short-term TC training in healthy adults remains unclear.
Practicing Tai Chi (TC) can be efficacious in reducing pain and stiffness in elders with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and cognitive impairment (CI).
Qigong was not proven to be non-inferior to exercise therapy in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Its role in the prevention of chronic low back pain might be addressed in further studies.
This is the first pragmatic randomized controlled trial of tai chi exercise for people with low back pain.