Oregon study: Tai chi helps ease symptoms of Parkinson’s The New England Journal of Medicine Feb 9. Listen to the NPR Story:20120209_me_20 NEW YORK (AP) — The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi improved balance and lowered the risk of falls in a study of people with Parkinson’s disease. Tai chi, with its slow, graceful […]
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“We found that the most effective trials for preventing falls in older people looked at multiple interventions rather than just one; previous studies have indicated that it is more effective to focus on one intervention, but because we looked at not only what recommendations were given, but also which carried out, we’re confident that multifactorial interventions is the best course of action,” said Tinetti.