Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Clinical Applications of Tai Chi

Wei-Zen Sun

National Taiwan University


Raymond Chang

Institute of East West Medicine


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Despite increasing evidence of the health benefits of Tai Chi as an exercise form for various chronic diseases, there is a lack of a unified volume reviewing the science and basis of this ancient modality for improving modern health. This book intends
to cover major health conditions that may benefit from Tai Chi, including neurodegenerative diseases, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, psychosocial benefits, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgias, osteoporosis ad bone metabolism, and other chronic degenerative conditions that plague modern health. We seek to include reviews of underlying basic science as well as clinical trial data that demonstrate that multiplicity of benefits of this ancient exercise form to advance evidence-based understanding of Tai Chi exercise as an adjunct treatment. 

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Date completed: August 29th 2019

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: May 30th 2020

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Review results due: July 31st 2020

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Expected publication date: November 30th 2020

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Wei-Zen Sun

National Taiwan University

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