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Research on Taichi

Tai Chi and Qigong Exercises for Rehabilitation, Falls Prevention and Promotion of Health in NHS. It contains a number of articles/researches regrading Qigong/Taichi and its effectiveness to help patients.

BBC Daily News: Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds 2017

If you have missed out see BBC 2 programme broadcasted on; 10 Oct 2018. Check BBC I-player, a programme called: “Trust me, I am a doctor Series 8: Episode 6”.

  1. The Therapeutic Benefit of Taichi by Wisconsin Medical Journal 2006 - A systematic review of reports on the physical and psychological of Taichi on various chronic medical conditions
  2. With slow movements as fluid as silk, the gentle Chinese practice of Tai Chi seems tailor-made for easing sore joints and muscles - Arthritis Today
  3. T’ai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: But the gentle form of exercise doesn’t relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find, 17 May 2011
  4. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Alternative Stress Management Interventions in Persons With HIV Infection - Virginia Commonwealth University, June 2008
  5. Meditation Practices for Health: State of the Research - Prepared for: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, June 2007
  6. Taichi - Natural Standard Research Collaboration, March 2007
  7. Change in perceived psychosocial status following a 12-week Tai Chi exercise programme, August 2005
  8. Researchers Find that T’ai Chi Relieves Knee Osteoarthritis: - November, 2009
  9. The Effect of Tai Chi Quan and Computerized Balance Training on Postural Stability in Older Subjects: - Physical Therapy, April, 1997
  10. Community-based group exercise improves balance and reduces falls in at-risk older people: a randomised controlled trial - Oxford Journals - Age and Aging 2003
  11. Health benefits of Tai Chi exercise: improved balance and blood pressure in middle-aged women: - Oxford Journals - Health Promotion International, March 2004
  12. Tai Chi as an Adjunct to Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Training: , Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - March/April 2003
  13. The Influence of Intense Tai Chi Training on Physical Performance and Hemodynamic Outcomes in Transitionally Frail, Older Adults: , The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences - 2006
  14. Effects of T’ai Chi on Balance: , Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery - November 1999
  15. Tae Kwon Do: An Effective Exercise for Improving Balance and Walking Ability in Older Adults: Oxford Journals - September 21, 2006
  16. For more medical research, visit: William CC Chen’s website
  17. Medical X-Plain Library This is an excellent website to keep and read
  18. U.S. National Library of Medicine: Another excellent website to keep and read
  19. Meditation found to increase brain size: By William J. Cromie, Harvard News Office, 2006
  20. De-clutter your mind: Mindfulness is a new, mysticism-free meditation technique that Americans are using to chase away the stresses of daily life. And experts believe it can also help us beat depression - for good. Jane Feinmann reports, 2005
  21. Selective Bibliography of Scientific Papers: a range of peer-reviewed scientific papers on various aspects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
  22. Medical research on Tai Chi: Three Treasures School of Taijiquan
  23. Qigong and ageing: Three Treasures School of Taijiquan
  24. Taiji Meditation: Three Treasures School of Taijiquan
  25. Prescribing Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia - Are We There Yet? By: Gloria Y. Yeh, M.D., M.P.H., Ted J. Kaptchuk, and Robert H. Shmerling, M.D. 2010
  26. A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia, By: Chenchen Wang, M.D., M.P.H., Christopher H. Schmid, Ph.D., Ramel Rones, B.S., Robert Kalish, M.D., Janeth Yinh, M.D., Don L. Goldenberg, M.D., Yoojin Lee, M.S., and Timothy McAlindon, M.D., M.P.H.
  27. Preventing Falls for Mature People: Everyday Fitness Ideas from the National Institute on Aging at NIH or see: National Institute on Aging
  28. Fall Proofing Your Home for Mature People: Everyday Fitness Ideas from the National Institute on Aging at NIH or see: National Institute on Aging
  29. Fall Proofing Your Home for Mature People: Everyday Fitness Ideas from the National Institute on Aging at NIH or see:National Institute on Aging
  30. This form of gentle exercise is actually quite good for your heart
  31. Tai Chi found to be as effective as physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis
  32. Strongest Study Yet Shows Meditation Can Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
  33. Mindfulness-based stress reduction program in coronary heart disease: A randomized control trial
  34. Meditation and Heart Health
  35. Eight weeks to a better brain
  36. Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men
  37. Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women
  38. Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
  39. Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People
  40. The Health Benefits of Tai Chi
  41. Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease - The Oregon Health Authority
  42. Tai Chi and Fall Reductions in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial - The Oregon Health Authority
  43. Tai Chi: Improving Functional Balance and Predicting Subsequent Falls in Older Persons - The Oregon Health Authority
  44. Tai Chi FAQs - The Oregon Health
  45. Tai Chi Moves for Beginners: Harvard Scientists Now Back This Ancient Exercise
  46. 5 Proven Qigong Benefit and Beginner Exercises
  47. Tai Chi training for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  48. Effect of Tai Chi on psychological disorder in college students: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis
  49. A New Study Says Tai Chi Is an Effective Way to Lose Belly Fat—Here Are 10 Moves to Try Today