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Current Tai Chi Research

Whether you want to improve your balance, increase your flexibility, relieve pain, recover from injuries or diminish the effects of daily stress, the practice of Tai Chi is suitable for both men and women and for people of all ages, even those in their eighties and nineties.

The Tai Chi Easy program evaluation studies are from formal evaluation reports and published journal articles. Future study proposals are also being designed and considered.

Meditative Movement as a Category of Exercise: Implications for Research - Journal of Physical Activity and Health, March 2010

Dissemination and Benefits of a Replicable Tai Chi and Qigong Program for Older Adults - Geriatric Nursing, July 2010

A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi – American Journal of Health Promotion, July 2010

See some of the key areas for Tai Chi research below:

Genomic counter-stress changes induced by the relaxation response Mind-body approaches that elicit the relaxation response include: various forms of meditation, repetitive prayer, yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, biofeedback, guided imagery and qigong.

A randomized, controlled trial of tai chi for the prevention of falls: the Central Sydney tai chi trial.

Balance control, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory fitness among older Tai Chi practitioners.

Comprehensive therapeutic benefits of Taiji: a critical review

Effects of tai chi exercise on pain, balance, muscle strength, and perceived difficulties in physical functioning in older women with osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial

Effects of tai chi mind-body movement therapy on functional status and exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized controlled trial.

Evaluating the safety and potential use of a weight-bearing exercise, Tai-Chi Chuan, for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Tai Chi as an adjunct to cardiac rehabilitation exercise training.

Tai Chi for treating rheumatoid arthritis

The effect of Tai Chi on cardiorespiratory function in patients with coronary artery bypass surgery.