Health Research

Below are a few links to some sites that have researched some of the many medical benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong. These sites range from Academic Medical research to NHS recommendations and look at conditions from High blood pressure to Parkinson's disease.

We will be regularly updating and reviewing new research links as we find them so keep having a look.

If you find any interesting research then please let us know so we can share it with everyone.

A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi

"A compelling body of research emerges when Tai Chi studies and the growing body of Qigong studies are combined. The evidence suggests that a wide range of health benefits accrue in response to these meditative movement forms, some consistently so, and some with limitations in the findings thus far. This review has identified numerous outcomes with varying levels of evidence for the efficacy for Qigong and Tai Chi, including bone health, cardiopulmonary fitness and related biomarkers, physical function, falls prevention and balance, general quality of life and patient reported outcomes, immunity, and psychological factors such as anxiety, depression and self-efficacy. A substantial number RCTs have demonstrated consistent, positive results especially when the studies are designed with limited activity for controls. When both Tai Chi and Qigong are investigated together, as two approaches to a single category of practice, meditative movement, the magnitude of the body of research is quite impressive.”

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Harvard Health Publications: Harvard Medical School

"When combined with standard treatment, tai chi appears to be helpful for several medical conditions."

For example:

Arthritis; Low bone density; Breast cancer; Heart disease; Heart failure; Hypertension; Parkinson’s disease; Sleep problems; Stroke”

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The Telegraph Online

"They concluded that the improvement of heart function combined with increased muscular power meant that th[is]...art should be considered the preferred technique for elderly people to maintain good health."

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NHS Websites

NHS page supporting some of the positive effects Tai Chi can have.

Tai Chi Research

A comprehensive collection of historical and up-to-date research surrounding the medical benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong.

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WebMD

Another Web-based medical site highlighting some of the benefits of Tai Chi

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Inside Elder Care: The 12 Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

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