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.
Tai Chi, Cellular Inflammation, and Transcriptome Dynamics in Breast Cancer Survivors with Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Among breast cancer survivors with insomnia, 3 months of TCC reduced cellular inflammatory responses, and reduced expression of genes encoding proinflammatory mediators.
The Effect of Group Aerobic Exercise and T’ai Chi on Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life for Persons Living with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
This study shows that TC and EX improve physiologic parameters, functional outcomes, and QOL. Group intervention provides a socialization context for management of chronic HIV disease.
Tai Chi Chih (TCC) can be considered a useful behavioral intervention to reduce circulating levels of IL-6 in older adults who show elevated levels of this inflammatory marker and are at risk for inflammation-related morbidity.
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.