Research into Tai Chi Benefits
Interesting out come on Tai Chi Chuan benefits

Research into Tai Chi Chuan’s health benefits have begun slowly. Whilst Tai Chi Chuan offers many claims, evidence-based medicine is needed to substantiate them. The West is perhaps realising at last the diverse treatment potential that Tai Chi Chuan and other Chinese medical disciplines have to offer. Despite the lack of substantial evidence-based research, it is clear that Tai Chi Chuan is beneficial to a significant number of practitioners. Closed doors are beginning to be opened. Even in the United Kingdom, parts of the National Health Service have adopted and recommended Tai Chi Chuan as a safe exercise for the elderly to reduce the incidence of falls. More funding and perhaps less scepticism by fellow professionals is needed so that larger and more diverse studies can be performed. The results they potentially bring should give us very interesting outcomes in determining the future role of Tai Chi and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In the meantime here are just a few medical publications that have focussed on the fascinating art of Tai Chi Chuan.
List of some researches
General Health
·  BBC News - "Tai Chi Improves Body and Mind"
·  Li JX, Hong Y, Chan KM.
   Tai chi: physiological characteristics and beneficial effects on health. Br J Sports Med. 2001 Jun;35(3):148-56. Review.

·  Shapira MY, Chelouche M, Yanai R, Kaner C, Szold A.
Tai Chi Chuan practice as a tool for rehabilitation of severe head trauma: 3
case reports. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001 Sep;82(9):1283-5.
·  Why Tai Chi is the perfect exercise.

·  Tai Chi For Women - Bone Loss, Osteoporosis, Depression, Menopause
·  Qin L, Au S, Choy W, Leung P, Neff M, Lee K, Lau M, Woo J, Chan K.
Regular Tai Chi Chuan exercise may retard bone loss in postmenopausal women: Acase-control study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Oct;83(10):1355-9.
·  Tai Chi versus brisk walking in elderly women.
Stress Management
·  Jin P. Efficacy of Tai Chi, brisk walking, meditation, and reading in reducing mental

   and emotional stress. J Psychosom Res. 1992 May;36(4):361-70.
Increased Bone Density
·  Regular Tai Chi Chuan exercise may retard bone loss in postmenopausal women: A case-control study*1
·  Henderson NK, White CP, Eisman JA - The roles of exercise and fall risk reduction in the prevention of osteoporosis. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1998 Jun;27(2):369-87 Review
Heart and Cardiovascular
·  BBC News - Tai Chi can treat Heart failure


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