Tai Chi Helps Improve Quality of Life in Heart Failure Patients

by Kathy Jones on  April 26, 2011 at 8:19 PM Alternative Medicine News
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A new report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that people suffering from chronic heart failure can improve the quality of their life by regularly practicing Tai Chi.
 Tai Chi Helps Improve Quality of Life in Heart Failure Patients
Tai Chi Helps Improve Quality of Life in Heart Failure Patients

Researchers from the Harvard Medical School conducted the study on 100 patients who were hospitalized with systolic heart failure. Half of the participants were part of the time-matched education group while the remaining half regularly practiced Tai Chi exercises for over a period of 12 weeks.

At the end of the study the researchers found that those who were involved in the tai chi group a marked improvement in the quality of life as well as showed increased confidence to perform certain exercise-related activities.

"In conclusion, tai chi exercise, a multi-component mind-body training modality that is safe and has good rates of adherence, may provide value in improving daily exercise, quality of life, self-efficacy and mood in frail, deconditioned patients with systolic heart failure", the researchers wrote.


Source: Medindia

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