Information and Research

There’s growing awareness among doctors and scientists that tai chi and qigong are very good for our health. Here are some links to articles and research:

NHS Guide to Tai Chi

The UK’s National Health Service has produced a guide on the benefits of Tai Chi. You can find it here.

NCCAM Fact Sheet on Tai Chi

The US’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. You can find their fact sheet on tai chi here.

Science Direct Research Listing

There has been a huge amount of research on the benefits of tai chi and qigong. You can get a listing of papers by typing ‘tai chi’ or ‘qigong’ into the left hand search box at Science Direct.

Overview of Tai Chi Reviews in the British Medical Journal

This overview of tai chi reviews, by Myeong Soo Lee, aimed to systematically evaluate research on tai chi.

Tai Chi at the Mayo Clinic

The famous Mayo Clinic teaches tai chi to cardiac rehab patients. You can find an article here and a Youtube video here.

Harvard Medical School on Tai Chi

Several studies are cited in this article and the school itself has been conducting research.