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Tai Chi for Health - the Approven Benefits
Here are what some renowned medical and healthcare organizations said about Tai Chi -

Mayo Clinic - In September 2011, a Mayo Clinic study, published by the American Journal of Health Promotion, recommends employers to offer Tai Chi in their wellness programs.

Harvard - A study performed by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard University shows that Tai chi exercise can improve quality of life, mood, and exercise self-efficacy in patients with heart failure. This study is published in the April 2011 issue of Archive of Internal Medicine.

The American Geriatrics Society - In January 2011, the American Geriatrics Society recommended that all interventions for preventing falls should include an exercise component, and Tai Chi is one of the recommended exercises.

The American College of Rheumatology - In May 2012, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has issued new recommendations for the use of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies in osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee. Tai Chi is among the list.

The New England Journal of Medicine - In its February 2012 issue, an Oregon Research Institute study has shown significant benefits for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease after the patients participated in 60-minute exercise sessions twice weekly for 24 weeks.

York University of Canada - In December 2009,  a study by York University of Canada shows that Tai Chi can help mitigate musculoskeletal disorders caused by extended computer use and provide a lift in mood. "The simplicity of Tai Chi makes it especially beneficial for office workers".

Mayo Clinic Health Letter - The October 2009 issue calls Tai Chi a pathway to better health.

Harvard Women's Health Watch - The May 2009 issue calls Tai Chi "medication in motion." It states that this mind-body practice can help treat or prevent many age-related health problems and may be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.




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