Tai Chi Chuan
State of the Art in International Research
Editor(s): Hong Y. (Hong Kong)
Publication year: 2008
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Medicine and Sport Science , Vol. 52
Editor(s): Caine D.J. (Georgetown, Tex.)
Hills A.P. (Brisbane, Qld.)
Noakes T. (Cape Town)
X + 244 p., 38 fig., 26 tab., hard cover, 2008
This unique collection of current scientific research reflects the characteristics and beneficial effects of Tai Chi Chuan in the fields of biomechanics and physiology, sensory motor control and fall prevention, psychology and social aspects, as well as in clinical application of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s diseases, coronary heart disease, chronic heart failure, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
The publication will not only serve as a high-quality reference book for teachers, healthcare professionals and students in exercise science and medicine, but also as a valuable source of information for everybody already practicing Tai Chi Chuan or considering taking it up, who would like to learn more on the beneficial effects of this intriguing form of exercise.