- In September 2011, a Mayo Clinic study, published by
the American Journal of Health Promotion, recommends employers to offer Tai Chi
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
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
Parkinson's disease after the patients participated in 60-minute exercise sessions twice weekly for 24
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