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09 July 2010

Tai Chi and Qigong benefit health

Tai Chi and Qigong exercise routines offer a number of significant physical and mental health benefits, finds an across-the-board review of previous research.

Tai Chi and Qigong exercise routines offer a number of significant physical and mental health benefits, finds an across-the-board review of previous research.

We see (these findings) as moving the understanding of the potential of Qigong and Tai Chi forward, with an emphasis on combining the evidence across these practices," co-author Linda Larkey, of Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, said in a Centre for the Advancement of Health news release.

"Tai Chi and Qigong have many health benefits and therefore should be considered a high priority when one is selecting an exercise to practice," said Shin Lin, a professor at the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, said in the news release.

 
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