Tai Chi and Mental Health

My primary research focus is on issues related to chronic pain and chronic illness, such as nursing management of demented patients with chronic pain from osteoarthritis.

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Tai chi helps older adults get good night’s sleep

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Regular practice of tai chi chih, a Westernized version of the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi, can help older people rest easier at night, according to a study in the journal Sleep. Nearly two-thirds of people who learned the slow, gentle tai chi chih moves…

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Tai Chi For Elders: Improving Balance And Reducing The Risk Of Falls

Thirty-percent of ambulatory seniors over the age of 65 living in a community fall every year. Another 50% of the same age group living in long-term care facilities suffer from at least one fall annually. One in 10 of these falls in turn results in a fracture.1 Falls represent the leading cause of death for…

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Tai Chi for Strength and Endurance: Study Finds Increased Muscle Gains in Elderly Subjects

Tai chi chuan (tai chi) is one of the most popular forms of exercise in China (and arguably the world). Originally practiced as a form of martial arts, tai chi consists of breathing exercises performed in conjunction with a series of body postures. These movements, practiced in a slow, sequential pattern, are designed to improve…

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Tai Chi may benefit diabetes patients

Aloe vera, green tea popular herbal amon…Gene linked to baldness ‘discovered’Sugar ‘makes you sweeter’ The ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi may help people suffering from type 2 diabetes improve their physical and mental well being, Australian researchers said.

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