Studies Show Health Benefits of Tai Chi
A recent paper published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine performed a systematic review of 33 studies of the health benefits of Tai Chi on chronic illnesses. The paper clearly indicates health benefits of Tai Chi on such conditions as heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This accords with a paper I wrote for a course two years ago which looked at a multitude of studies to determine which purported health benefits of Tai Chi were actually supported by scientific studies.
“After reviewing the data from 33 studies, the researchers concluded that Tai Chi provided at least some benefit for all of these conditions. All saw improvements in strength, balance, and posture, for example, without adverse side effects such as increased pain or breathlessness. In those with arthritis, it helped reduce arthritic-specific symptoms like pain and stiffness. Most of the studies involved doing one-hour Tai Chi sessions two or three times a week for about 12 weeks.”
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