AIDS. Studies indicate regular T'ai Chi practice may boost one's T-cell count, while improving outlook, and providing a soothing gentle exercise. The relaxed forms effectively oxygenate the body while moving blood and lymph throughout.
Research on psychoneuroimmunology: tai chi as a stress management approach for individuals with HIV disease ... The quantitative data in this study were corroborated by the interview data for participants in the tai chi group, who described physical, emotional, spiritual, and social benefits of participating in the group. These findings indicate that the tai chi intervention may account for clinically meaningful improvements in psychosocial functioning. Ultimately, it may be shown that tai chi moderates the progression of HIV disease through enhanced quality of life and coping mechanisms.
-- NIH http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
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The Qigong and Energy Medicine Database™ is a compilation of references to a series of extensive clinical and experimental research on medical applications of Qigong carried out in China and beyond beginning about 1980. These studies as well as to reports in scientific journals, books, international conferences, and The National Library of Medicine and PubMed. The Qigong and Energy Medicine Database™ provides a record in English of the vast amount of clinical and experimental research on Qigong from China as well from other countries. Included are reports of therapies that have been tried and claimed to be effective. These reports can be used as a guide for improving health and for deciding what further research may be required to confirm promising applications of Qigong.
The Qigong & Energy Medicine Database™ contains references not only to Qigong but also to other energy-based research, therapies, clinical trials, and practices. While the emphasis is on scientific reports, reviews are provided in some cases. The Database contains abstracts (not full text). Abstracts range in length from a paragraph to several pages and may contain information on methodology, controlled experiments, results summarized in tables, and statistical analysis.
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