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Tai Chi Chuan optimizes the functional organization of the intrinsic human brain architecture in older adults

Whether Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) can influence the intrinsic functional architecture of the human brain remains unclear. To examine TCC-associated changes in functional connectomes, resting-state functional magnetic resonance images were acquired from 40 older individuals including 22 experienced TCC practitioners (experts) and 18 demographically matched TCC-naïve healthy controls, and their local functional homogeneities across the

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Slow motion of Tai Chi Chuan—William C. C. Chen

June 12, 2018 The awareness center of brain is located on the top of the back head in Chinese medical chart named“Baihui” (百會- the hundred gatherings, which is a place to receive information and processing.) and the western’s indication is an “Antenna”. Raising the alertness in the brain from spinal cord without muscle tension (虛靈頂勁)

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An evidence map of the effect of Tai Chi on health outcomes

National Institutes of Health / July 27, 2016 Tai Chi, also known as T’ai chi ch’uan or Taijiquan, developed as an ancient Chinese martial art and is today widely practiced for its health benefits. Many forms of Tai Chi exist, but in western culture, it is most commonly taught as a series of slow, gentle,

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Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan—William C.C. Chen

The Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form is unlike other forms. It is a series of slow, continuous and even flowing movements that can be practiced by people of all ages. Imagine how happy you would feel if each new day brought you plenty of energy for all of life’s duties and responsibilities. Do you

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Tai Chi and Heart Disease—Roni Caryn Rabin, NY Times

Although the number of Tai Chi trials is limited, several have shown that Tai Chi Chuan can reduce certain cardiovascular risk factors, including reducing levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides, increasing levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and slowing heart rate. There is also quite a bit of evidence to suggest the practice can improve blood

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A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See—Jane E. Brody, NY Times

The graceful, dancelike progression of meditative poses called “Tai Chi Chuan” originated in ancient China as a martial art, but the exercise is best known in modern times as a route to reduced stress and enhanced health. After reviewing existing scientific evidence for its potential health benefits, I’ve concluded that the proper question to ask

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