In God We Trust, all Others Bring Data..G. Ewards Deming
University Level Data substantiates what I as well as others have known for years. Tai Chi and Chi Kung will improve your health and state of well being.
In a 40 person study at Tufts University, presented in October 2008 at a meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, an hour of tai chi twice a week for 12 weeks reduced pain and improved mood and physical functioning more than standard stretching exercises in people with severe knee osteoarthritis
In University of California, Los Angeles, study of 112 healthy older adults with moderate sleep complaints, 16 weeks of tai chi improved the quality and duration of sleep significantly more than standard sleep education. The study was published in the July 2008 issue of the journal Sleep
In 136 patients who’d had a stroke at least six months earlier, 12 weeks of tai chi improved standing balance more than a general exercise program that entailed breathing, stretching, and mobilizing muscles and joints involved in sitting and walking. Findings were published in the January 2009 issue of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
A 53 person study at National Taiwan University found that a year of tai chi significantly boosted exercise capacity, lowered blood pressure, and improved levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, and C-reactive protein in people at high risk for heart disease. The study, which was published in September 2008 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, found no improvement in a control group that did not practice tai chi-Harvard Medical School Harvard Health Publication, May 2009
Other Tai Chi News:
Older people with knee pain may get help from tai chi. Knee pain from osteoarthritis is a common and often chronic ailment for older people. But a new study finds that practicing tai chi exercises may not only reduce osteoarthritis pain, but improve function as well.-Los Angeles Times, Oct. 30, 2009
Canberra, Sept 16 (Xinhua):
The traditional exercise of Tai Chi helps women who develop persistent arm swelling after breast cancer surgery, an Australian researcher has found.—Red Orbit, Sept, 2009
Tufts Medical Center, found that after 12 weeks of tai chi, patients with Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, did significantly better in measurements of pain, fatigue, physical functioning, sleeplessness and depression than a comparable group given stretching exercises and wellness education.