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Study Shows Positive Impacts of Tai Chi on Parkinsons

"Dr. Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wayne's laboratory has been studying the impact of Tai Chi and Qigong, two popular mind-body interventions, on motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's. These forms of exercise blend elements of traditional Chinese medicine with martial arts conditioning and philosophy. They integrate balance and coordination with body awareness and mental attention training. The findings show that individuals who participated in these exercises experienced improvements in Parkinson's related motor symptoms, balance and mobility as well as a reduced number of falls. The paper also found that engagement in these exercises helped to significantly reduce depression." Read more here!

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