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2012-03-20 23:02:19

With recent remarks made by Republican Presidential nominee Rick Santorum on his stance on Stem Cell Research, people suffering from Parkinson´s disease and other afflictions which can benefit from Stem Cell research have opened up Pandora´s Box in their search for non-traditional methods to reduce symptoms. Recent medical studies as well as an in-depth report posted at BeWellBuzz.com have confirmed that the ancient martial art of Tai chi can significantly reduce some of the worst...

2012-02-10 06:49:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Patients with Parkinson's disease have substantially impaired balance, leading to diminished functional ability and an increased risk of falling. Although exercise is routinely encouraged by health care providers, few programs have been proven effective, until now. Researchers conducted a randomized, controlled trial to determine whether a tailored tai chi program could improve postural control in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. They randomly...

2012-02-09 11:22:44

Significant gains in balance, stability among Parkinson's disease patients An Oregon Research Institute (ORI) exercise study conducted in four Oregon cities has shown significant benefits for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease. In an original article published in the February 9, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), ORI scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D. and colleagues report that a tailored program of twice-weekly Tai Chi training resulted in improved postural...

2012-02-01 13:38:00

GILBERT, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahn Yoga & Health Centers, Inc., one the nation's largest providers of yoga classes, meditation and Tai Chi, has taken a bold move the announcement of its new customer service policy. "Carefree Registration" is what it calls its 30 day guarantee to people who sign up for membership at one of its 70 corporate or affiliate studios around the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/LA45856LOGO) "Our members are the key to our...

2011-06-06 20:10:35

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 11.4 million Americans are currently living with cancer. While cancer treatments are plentiful, many have negative side effects. Previous studies have indicated that a significant number of patients who receive chemotherapy also experience cognitive declines, including decreases in verbal fluency and memory. Now, one University of Missouri health psychologist has found evidence that indicates Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art, might help...

2011-04-29 06:12:58

((Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of slowly flowing movements and shifts of balance that strengthens the legs while conditioning the tendons and ligaments of the ankles, knees, and hips, increasing their range of motion and making them more resilient. Tai Chi is a physical exercise that focuses the mind, while conditioning the body. In a recent study, Tai Chi exercises appear to be associated with improved quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy in patients...

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2011-04-26 07:44:54

Tai chi, a meditative form of an ancient Chinese exercise regimen, could help people with chronic heart failure have a better quality of life, a US study suggested on Monday. Patients who completed two group sessions of one hour each every week showed significant improvements in their mood and confidence, according to the Boston-based study published April 25 in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association. "Historically, patients with chronic systolic...

2011-04-12 00:00:29

Tilopa Tai Chi Qigong Center Minneapolis Celebrates by Providing Participants With an Experience of Meditation (AKA Medication) in Motion Through the Self-healing Practices of Tai Chi and Qigong. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 As a part of its celebration of the 13th annual World Tai Chi Qigong Day, Tilopa Tai Chi Qigong Center will educate the community about the health and healing benefits of these traditional Chinese exercises on Saturday, April 30 from 10:30am-12:30pm. The...

2011-04-11 15:34:26

C.S. Lewis, the famous author and Oxford academic, once proclaimed "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." We sip it with toast in the morning, enjoy it with sweets and biscuits in the afternoon, and relax with it at the end of the day. Tea has for generations been an integral infusion worldwide, carrying both epicurean and economic significance. But, does it impart honest-to-goodness health benefits? In other words, is its persistence in the human diet...

2011-04-11 08:15:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Green tea combined with a fitness activity known as tai chi may improve bone health and reduce inflammation in postmenopausal women, according to a new study. Dr. Chwan-Li Shen, an associate professor and a researcher at the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, has spent over two decades studying how Eastern lifestyle traditions may benefit Westerners. In her most recent research, Shen studied 171 postmenopausal...