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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...

2011-04-01 00:01:27

Join the hundreds of thousands around the globe who will be celebrating World Tai Chi Day along with the Tai Chi School of Westchester, est. 1978 and participate in beautiful, easy and, gentle exercises that anyone can do. Bronxville, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 To celebrate the 13th Annual World Tai Chi Day, the Tai Chi School of Westchester, est. 1978 will perform a demonstration of Tai Chi at the Bronxville Village Hall, 200 Pondfield Road, Bronxville New York, Saturday April 30, 2011 at...

2011-03-16 23:46:55

The numbers are, well, depressing: More than 2 million people age 65 and older suffer from depression, including 50 percent of those living in nursing homes. The suicide rate among white men over 85 is the highest in the country "” six times the national rate. And we're not getting any younger. In the next 35 years, the number of Americans over 65 will double and the number of those over 85 will triple. So the question becomes, how to help elderly depressed individuals? Researchers at...

2010-11-09 08:04:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- You can have peace, health and happiness all at the same time, according to a new study.  Tai Chi is the art of slow meditative physical exercises designed to improve relaxation, balance and health.  With its ever growing popularity, this life altering exercise has been linked to improving all types of health concerns, including arthritis. In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain,...

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2010-11-08 08:07:05

In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being. Their ability to reach while maintaining balance also improved, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, the study's lead author, associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a member of UNC's Thurston Arthritis Research Center. "Our study shows that there are significant benefits of the Tai Chi...

2010-02-19 11:22:00

WESTCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Master Domingo Colon, a Tai Chi instructor from Bronxville in Westchester, New York, has created a new and exciting Tai Chi Program for kids. Whereas most people believe Tai Chi is for adults only, Master Colon wants anyone of any age to be able to benefit from this ancient Chinese health system. Tai Chi's ability to improve concentration, focus, self-esteem, confidence, and discipline is exactly what many children need. Of course, Tai Chi...

2009-10-29 14:15:34

Regular sessions improve physical function, depression and overall health Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine have determined that patients over 65 years of age with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who engage in regular Tai Chi exercise improve physical function and experience less pain. Tai Chi (Chuan) is a traditional style of Chinese martial arts that features slow, rhythmic movements to induce mental relaxation and enhance balance, strength, flexibility, and self-efficacy. Full...

2009-10-23 12:23:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-333-9037, extension 9771. (Logo:...

2009-10-06 00:08:13

U.S. researchers say Tai Chi, a form of Chinese martial arts, may help treat patients with balance issues -- vestibular symptoms. Dr. Paul Lee of the New York Eye and Ear Institute evaluated the utility of Tai Chi in managing patients with vestibular symptoms, who have failed conventional vestibular therapy. Lee and colleagues used the activities-specific balance confidence scale and dynamic gait index survey -- both prior to therapy and at the conclusion of an eight-week course. The...

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Tai Chi, a form of Chinese martial arts often practiced for its health benefits, may be an effective treatment option for patients who suffer from dizziness and balance disorders (also known as vestibular disorders). In a paper presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in San Diego, researchers evaluated the utility of Tai Chi in managing patients with vestibular symptoms who have failed...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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