Renal System/Urinary System | Research

The Effects of Tai Chi on the Renal and Cardiac Functions of Patients with Chronic Kidney and Cardiovascular Diseases

Tai Chi training can improve the renal and cardiac functions through promotion of blood lipid metabolism, and especially HDL elevation.

Nervous System | Research

Tai Chi Acutely Decreases Sympathetic Nervous System Activity in Older Adults

This study is the first to our knowledge to assess the acute effects of TCC practice on sympathetic activity in older adults. TCC performance led to acute decreases in sympathetic activity, which could not be explained by physical activity alone. Further study is needed to determine whether the acute salutary effects of TCC on autonomic functioning are sustained with ongoing practice in older adults.

Nervous System | Research

Tai Chi Improves Balance and Mobility in People with Parkinson Disease

This pilot study examines the effects of Tai Chi on balance, gait and mobility in people with Parkinson disease (PD).

Quality of Life and Psycho-Social Well Being | Research

Improving Sleep Quality in Older Adults with Moderate Sleep Complaints: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Tai Chi Chih

Tai Chi Chih can be considered a useful nonpharmacologic approach to improve sleep quality in older adults with moderate complaints and, thereby, has the potential to ameliorate sleep complaints possibly before syndromal insomnia develops.

Quality of Life and Psycho-Social Well Being | Research

Research on Psychoneuroimmunology: Tai Chi as a Stress Management Approach for Individuals with HIV Disease

This article introduces a novel tai chi intervention and provides quantitative and qualitative data from a randomized clinical trial indicating its effects on psychosocial variables in individuals living with various stages of HIV disease.

Quality of Life and Psycho-Social Well Being | Research

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Tai Chi for Tension Headaches

As a TCM/CAM therapy, Tai Chi offers a holistic approach to patient care that differs from the approach of conventional treatment.

Psychology | Research

Tai Chi and Qigong for the Treatment and Prevention of Mental Disorders

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.

Psychology | Research

Complementary Use of Tai Chi Chih Augments Escitalopram Treatment of Geriatric Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Complementary use of a mind–body exercise, such as TCC, may provide additional improvements of clinical outcomes in the pharmacologic treatment of geriatric depression.

Psychology | Research

Impact of Short- and Long-Term Tai Chi Mind-Body Exercise Training on Cognitive Function in Healthy Adults: Results From a Hybrid Observational Study and Randomized Trial

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.

Difficult Diseases | Research

Blood Pressure, Salivary Cortisol, and Inflammatory Cytokine Outcomes in Senior Female Cancer Survivors Enrolled in a Tai Chi Chih Randomized Controlled Trial

This Tai Chi Chih (TCC) feasibility trial was associated with significant reductions in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and cortisol area-under-curve (AUC) in senior female cancer survivors. Larger, definitive trials are needed to confirm these findings.