Benefits of Tai Chi on mildly disabled MS patients.

In a group of MS patients, the practice of Tai Chi improved coordination, balance and improved outlook. OPEN ACCESS from BMC Neurology Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression Background Patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience a wide array of symptoms, including balance problems, mobility impairment,…

Chinese Mind-Body Exercise Improves Self-Control In Autistic Children

In this study children trained in a traditional Chinese mind-body exercise showed greater improvements in self-control than the control group using PMR. Open access from PLOS ONE http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068184 A Chinese Mind-Body Exercise Improves Self-Control of Children with Autism: A Randomized Controlled Trial Self-control problems commonly manifest as temper outbursts and repetitive/rigid/impulsive behaviors, in children with…

Change Your Genes (expression), Relax

Call it what you will, yoga, meditation, mindfulness it seems that relaxation techniques affects gene expression associated and all it took was 2o minutes.  The genes affected were associated with mitochondrial function, insulin secretion and inflammatory response. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0062817 Relaxation Response Induces Temporal Transcriptome Changes in Energy Metabolism, Insulin Secretion and Inflammatory Pathways The relaxation response…

Tai Chi Training Improves Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

OPEN ACCESS http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3285459/ N Engl J Med. 2012 Feb 9;366(6):511-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1107911. Tai chi and postural stability in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Background Patients with Parkinson’s disease have substantially impaired balance, leading to diminished functional ability and an increased risk of falling. Although exercise is routinely encouraged by health care providers, few programs have been…