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[Effects of Tai Chi exercise on physical and mental health].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20885076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, Tai Chi, which is one of the Chinese traditional martial arts, has been receiving attention. The main feature of Tai Chi is its flowing movements including loosening up, relaxing, and practicing meditation with slow abdominal respiration. Tai Chi is widely taken as part of health-promotion activities or rehabilitation training, and significant mental and physical effects have been reported so far. In this review report, Tai Chi was confirmed to be beneficial not only as a rehabilitation training for old people or patients with various diseases but also as an exercise for healthy people. These findings suggest the potential of Tai Chi as a complementary and alternative therapy.
Masako Hasegawa-Ohira; Masahiro Toda; Rei Den; Kanehisa Morimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of hygiene     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0021-5082     ISO Abbreviation:  Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  2011-07-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417457     Medline TA:  Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  500-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Complementary Therapies
Exercise / physiology*,  psychology*
Health Promotion
Mental Health*
Rehabilitation / methods
Tai Ji*

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