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How to Prescribe Tai Chi Therapy.
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PMID:  21317403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Exercise has been shown to positively influence quality of life for people with a wide variety of medical illnesses. Tai chi, a slow and graceful form of exercise and meditation, has been offered as the ideal exercise for diverse conditions such as chronic heart failure and for breast cancer survivors. In one recent study, tai chi was found to improve exercise capacity, sleep stability, and quality of life in heart failure patients. Another study focusing on breast cancer survivors revealed tai chi to be superior to psychosocial support in increasing aerobic capacity, muscular strength, flexibility, and quality of life. Primary care providers can play a vital role in encouraging their patients with chronic illnesses to participate in safe forms of exercise such as tai chi in order to improve their healing experience, physical function, and overall quality of life.
Jennifer Allen; Jan Meires
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-7832     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001407     Medline TA:  J Transcult Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA.
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