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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children and Adults Tai Chi Study (CF-CATS2): a Randomised Controlled Feasibility Study Comparing Internet-Delivered with Face-to-Face Tai Chi Lessons in Cystic Fibrosis
This study has shown that it is feasible to follow complex instructions over the internet, in this instance using Tai Chi as the model. It can be successfully taught over the internet with no safety or tolerability issues when compared with Tai Chi taught face-to-face.