Latest T'ai Chi Stories

2011-05-17 11:47:30

Systematic reviews of t'ai chi: An overview T'ai chi has particular health benefits for older people, including helping to prevent falls and improving mental wellbeing, reveals a review published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. But the Chinese martial art widely practised for its health benefits does not help improve the symptoms of cancer or rheumatoid arthritis and the evidence is contradictory for many other health conditions and symptoms. The effectiveness of...

2004-11-25 03:00:16

Complementary therapies are capturing the interest of nurses. But will there be enough work for all those taking courses in reiki, t'ai chi and reflexology? TEN YEARS ago hardly any nurses were doing reiki, t'ai chi or reflexology. Most of us had no idea what they were, or even how to spell them. But things have changed. At a major London conference on complementary therapies last week it was dear that nurses' interest in these sorts of treatments is expanding very quickly. When the...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.