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Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Tai chi is sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply.
Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users

Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users

Tai Chi improves cardiovascular function and body strength in older adults

Tai Chi improves cardiovascular function and body strength in older adults

Tai chi could benefit Parkinson’s disease patients

Tai chi could benefit Parkinson’s disease patients

Older people with visual impairment can benefit from Tai Chi

Older people with visual impairment can benefit from Tai Chi

Study needed to identify most effective exercise to improve balance among older people

Study needed to identify most effective exercise to improve balance among older people

APF launches new online educational module on safe use of CAM

APF launches new online educational module on safe use of CAM

Jefferson experts review most commonly used CAM practices for mood disorders

Jefferson experts review most commonly used CAM practices for mood disorders

Stress management can improve chronic skin conditions

Stress management can improve chronic skin conditions

A little exercise better than none for heart health

A little exercise better than none for heart health

Strength exercises boost bone density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Strength exercises boost bone density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Tai Chi may help overcome cognitive decline in patients receiving chemotherapy

Tai Chi may help overcome cognitive decline in patients receiving chemotherapy

Complementary and alternative health practices show promise for management of pain

Complementary and alternative health practices show promise for management of pain

Tai chi for heart failure patients: It works!

Tai chi for heart failure patients: It works!

Tai chi exercise linked to improved quality of life in CHF patients

Tai chi exercise linked to improved quality of life in CHF patients

Study: Patients with glaucoma experience psychological problems

Study: Patients with glaucoma experience psychological problems

Tai chi, green tea may help reduce inflammatory diseases in postmenopausal women

Tai chi, green tea may help reduce inflammatory diseases in postmenopausal women

Experimental Biology 2011 to be held April 9-13 in Washington, D.C.

Experimental Biology 2011 to be held April 9-13 in Washington, D.C.

People with arthritis can benefit from exercise

People with arthritis can benefit from exercise

Tai chi helps manage depression in older adults

Tai chi helps manage depression in older adults

Interventions for preventing falls in older persons should include an exercise component

Interventions for preventing falls in older persons should include an exercise component