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Tai Chi for osteoarthritis: How exercise is “rebranded” as complementary and alternative medicine

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Yet, through the wonders of “integrative medicine,” these sorts of diet and lifestyle interventions are “rebranded” as somehow “alternative” or “integrative” and then wedded to all sorts of quackery, like acupuncture, reiki, and dubious supplements. Tai chi versus osteoarthritis Tai Chi, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is a martial art that combines slow, deliberate, graceful stretching with breathing ...

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How Tai Chi Can Help Conquer Fear of Falling as We Age

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The odds of a bone-shattering fall increase with age, as muscles grow weak and vision fades. Yet seniors who fear falling are at higher risk of falling, research shows, even if they have never taken a spill before. Those most fearful of falling may decide to avoid risk by avoiding activity—and then grow weaker and more likely to fall as ...

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How Different Are Yoga And Tai Chi?

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Yoga and tai chi may seem quite similar to the uninitiated. Surprisingly, though both are grounded in the same kind of beliefs, it is the external manifestation and approaches of the two that differ greatly. Eastern Beliefs, Energy, and Balance: Meeting Points Yoga and tai chi both hinge on balance, harmony, and the proper flow of energy within the body ...

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