Tai Chi reduces risk of inflammatory disease, treats insomnia among breast cancer survivors

New research led by UCLA Health confirms that both Tai Chi and cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce insomnia in breast cancer survivors but also may provide additional health benefits by reducing inflammation and bolstering anti-viral defenses.

Virtual cognitively enhanced tai chi program improves cognition and executive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

A study of more than 300 older adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment or self-reported memory concerns found that cognitively enriched tai ji quan, also known as tai chi, was superior to standard tai ji quan or stretching for improving global cognition and reducing walking interference associated with dual tasking. The authors note that the virtual, home-based exercise program also had high fidelity and adherence, suggesting that it could be a feasible, acceptable exercise-based therapy for older adults concerned about cognitive impairment. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.