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Sandlund, E. S. and Norlander, T. The Effects of Tai Chi Chuan Relaxation and Exercise on Stress Responses and Well-Being: An Overview of Research. International Journal of Stress Management, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2000
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Abstract added: Zhou D, Shephard Rj, Plyley Mj, Davis GM. Cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during Tai Chi Chuan exercise. Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences. 1984 Mar; 9 (1): 7-10. CITATION IDS: PMID: 6705129 UI: 84156904


Abstract added: Channer KS, Barrow D, Barrow R, Osborne M, Ives G. Changes in hemodynamic parameters following T'ai Chi Chuan and aerobic exercise in patients recovering from acute myocardial infarction. Postgraduate Medical journal 1996;72:349-351. CIT. IDS: PMID: 8758013 UI: 96318925


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Chewning, B., Yu, T., & Johnson, J (2000a) T'ai Chi: Ancient Exercise for Contemporary Life. ACSM Health and Fitness Journal. March/April, (4), Number 2. Full Article


Addition of index at top of Chewning, B., Yu, T., & Johnson, J. (2000a) Full Article

Full Article added: Chewning, B., Yu, T., & Johnson, J (2000b) T'ai Chi: Effects on Health. ACSM Health and Fitness Journal. May/June, (4), Number 3. Full Article


Addition of pdf version of Sandlund, E. S. and Norlander, 2000 to Full Article. (Thanks to Mr. Kim Kanzelberger for providing the PDF version.)


Full Article added: Bottomley, J. (2000). The Use of T'ai Chi as a Movement Modality in Orthopaedics. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America, September, pp. 361-373 Full Article (ocr errors)


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Irwin, M. R., Olmstead, R., Oxman, M. N. (2007) Augmenting Immune Responses to Varicella Zoster Virus in Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Tai Chi. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 55 (4), 511–517. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01109.x (summary)


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Hackneya, M. E. & Earhart, G. M. (2008) Tai Chi improves balance and mobility in people with Parkinson disease. Posture and Gait. Published online 01 April 2008.(Abstract) (Full Article added 4/29/08)

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