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Tai Chi lessons and reduced medication should be used to prevent falls in the elderly, according to experts in the UK and the US.

The latest thinking on tackling falls is included in new guidelines for doctors, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Falls are one of the leading causes of death for old people.

- BBC News, Jan. 13, 2011

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Rogers et al[27] recently reviewed both Tai Chi and Qigong, which is another form of Chinese body-mind exercise, clinical trials in older adults. Among 36 studies reviewed, 31 were Tai Chi studies. The authors focused their reviews on the outcomes of Tai Chi interventions on balance and falls, physical function, cardiovascular health, psychological outcomes, and disease outcomes and concluded that a Tai Chi intervention may help older adults improve physical function and reduce blood pressure, fall risk, depression, and anxiety. The authors called for more research on potential benefits of meditative aspects of Tai Chi and their possible contribution to successful aging.- Medscape Today, from WebMD, 10/26/2010

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According to T'ai Chi enthusiasts, the discipline can prevent many ailments, including high blood pressure, tuberculosis, and diabetes, and US scientists agree that T'ai Chi can offer some important fitness benefits, particularly for older adults. Modern Maturity, V. 35 June/July 92 p. 60-62

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* NOTE: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day advises consulting your physician before beginning any new exercise, herbal, diet, or health program. The research listed here is meant to stimulate a discussion between you and your physician, health insurance carrier, etc., not as medical advise. Research and comments provided here are hoped to stimulate a more robust discussion of powerful natural mind/body health tools. Popular media, health media, and government must increase attention to stunning emerging research, including the UCLA study indicating Tai Chi participants enjoyed a 50% increase in immune system resistance to viral infection.

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