A collection of research & studies
focused on the benefits of tai chi & qigong



Recently Published Study with contributions from Tai Chi Foundation Apprentices:

A Tai Chi Class Collaboratively Developed for Persons With Interstitial and Other Lung Diseases: An Ethnographic Investigation.

Kilgore K, Leinfelder J, Campbell J, Wayne PM, Hallowell RW, Barakat A.

Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health. 2023;12. doi:10.1177/27536130231206122

Read it here or download it here: Eight Ways for persons with lung disorders-2023.


Additional Studies:
Qigong, used to complement COVID-19 and cancer treatment, a mental ‘game-changer
Tai Chi and Qi Gong: In Depth
Deep Breathing Could Help You Recover From Covid-19
Chinese medic in hazmat suit teaches coronavirus patients martial arts to keep them active during quarantine
Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults
The effect of qigong for pulmonary function and quality of life in patients with covid-19: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis
Qigong for the Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Infection in Older Adults
Tai Chi and Qi Gong
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Traditional Chinese medicine nurses lead COVID-19 patients practice Tai Chi
What exercises can help increase lung capacity?

General Health Benefits of Tai Chi and qigong

Easing Ills Through Tai Chi

Tai Chi to Improve Balance, Avoid Falls

Tai Chi: A Gentle Way to Fight Stress

Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

What are the Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan?

Tai Chi Chuan optimizes the functional organization of the intrinsic human brain architecture in older adults.

Tai Chi: This “Chinese Secret” Lowered Blood Pressure in 85% of Trials

Regimens: Tai Chi Shows Promise as a Stroke Therapy

Exercise: A Little Tai Chi Can Go a Long Way Against Shingles

A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See

Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia

Bone Loss, Osteoporosis, Depression, Menopause & TAI CHI