Tai Chi Treats Lung Disease COPD - Says Australia Lung Foundation.
Evidence-Based Tai Chi Treatment
Australian Aging Agenda, 8/16/2012
A new study from the University of Sydney, hailed as one of the most comprehensive and conclusive studies of its kind, suggests that Sun-style of Tai Chi is not only a valid but an incredibly effective form of exercise therapy for people with COPD, which improves a person's capacity to improve exercise capacity and quality of life.
Recently published in the European Respiratory Journal, the research has also found that the more gentle brand of Tai Chi may be as beneficial as the traditional exercise of standard pulmonary rehabilitation. . . .
According to Australian Lung Foundation figures, the treatment could help an overwhelming percentage of people with COPD, as only about one per cent of the population with the disease currently have access to pulmonary rehabilitation.
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Study finds tai chi helps people with lung disease
Shanghai Daily, 8/15/2012