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Tai Chi and multimorbidity

From T'ai Chi, a Flipboard magazine by Beckygoldin

In 2015, British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) published a systematic review and meta-analysis about the effect of Tai Chi on four chronic conditions. The results demonstrated a favorable effect of Tai Chi (Taiji) to improve physical performance and showed that individuals with different chronic conditions like cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and osteoarthritis could practice Tai Chi.

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Tai Chi – World’s Best Low Impact Exercise ?

NHS Networks

Tai Chi is considered a low impact exercise, but there are many other low impact exercises such as aerobics, many forms of dancing and walking. So what exactly is the advantage of practicing tai chi over other low impact exercises?

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NICE says no to cancer drugs... but yes to tai chi


NHS watchdog spends millions a year on unproven 'crank' therapies

The NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on unproven ‘crank’ therapies while denying drugs to cancer and dementia sufferers.

The rationing body NICE has approved a raft of alternative treatments including hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome and acupuncture for headaches – despite turning down proven medicines available in Europe.

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Woman who died at 24 from cystic fibrosis inspires research into how Tai Chi can ease symptoms of the life-limiting disease


A new study into the benefits of Tai Chi for patients suffering cystic fibrosis is being funded by the family of a woman who lost her life to the disease.
Tracie Lawlor died in November 2007 of sepsis, after being admitted to hospital for what should have been routine treatment for her illness.

The 24-year-old was diagnosed with the genetic condition, which causes a build up of mucus in the lungs and digestive system, when she was just a year old.
In a cruel twist of fate, her younger brother Joe, born three years later when Tracie was four, was also diagnosed with CF.

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