American authors have carried out a comprehensive review of the health benefits of qigong and tai chi (TC). Seventy-seven articles met their inclusion criteria. Nine outcome category groupings emerged: bone density, cardiopulmonary effects, physical function, falls and related risk factors, quality of life, self-efficacy, patient-reported outcomes, psychological symptoms and immune function. The authors conclude that there are consistent, significant results for a number of health benefits in RCTs of qigong and TC. (A comprehensive review of health benefits of qigong and tai chi. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Jul-Aug;24(6):el-e25).

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