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Tai chi is a Chinese martial art consisting of exercise, breathing, and meditation. Tai chi is a specific form of Qi gong.

Tai chi is not regulated in any way and there are no specific standards for training. Practitioners of tai chi are not considered health professionals in North America. However, in China, tai chi is often practiced along with conventional modern medicine.

Tai chi is used for improving general health, preventing falls, and for many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Natural Medicines rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.

Tai chi is an exercise of low-to-moderate intensity that involves breathing, meditation, and fluid physical movements. There is not enough known about tai chi to understand how it might work for many medical conditions. Some data shows that tai chi may help prevent falls in some older adults by reducing their fear of falling and improving their balance and muscle strength.

Tai chi is LIKELY SAFE when practiced appropriately. There are no known safety concerns. Serious side effects have not been reported in studies evaluating tai chi.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough information to know whether tai chi is safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. If you are pregnant, check with your healthcare provider before starting tai chi or any other exercise program.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

Tai chi is usually practiced for an hour daily or a couple times per week.

There are many different styles of tai chi. Some styles may be better for certain conditions. For example, Yang style tai chi appears to work better than Sun style tai chi for fall prevention.

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