Affiliation: Tufts Medical Center
- Tai Chi improves pain and functional status in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: results of a pilot single-blinded randomized controlled trialChenchen Wang
Division of Rheumatology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Med Sport Sci 52:218-29. 2008..The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 20 response criterion, functional capacity, health-related quality of life and the depression index were assessed...
- Role of tai chi in the treatment of rheumatologic diseasesChenchen Wang
Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Box 406, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
Curr Rheumatol Rep 14:598-603. 2012..This review highlights the current body of knowledge about the role of this ancient Chinese mind-body medicine as an effective treatment of rheumatologic diseases to better inform clinical decision-making for our patients...
- Tai chi and rheumatic diseasesChenchen Wang
Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, 800 Washington Street, Box 406, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Rheum Dis Clin North Am 37:19-32. 2011..This article overviews the current knowledge about tai chi to better inform clinical decision making for rheumatic patients...
- A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgiaChenchen Wang
Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
N Engl J Med 363:743-54. 2010..Previous research has suggested that tai chi offers a therapeutic benefit in patients with fibromyalgia...
- Tai Chi for treating knee osteoarthritis: designing a long-term follow up randomized controlled trialChenchen Wang
Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:108. 2008..The study will be completed by July 2009...
- Acupuncture for pain relief in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic reviewChenchen Wang
Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
Arthritis Rheum 59:1249-56. 2008..To systematically review the efficacy of acupuncture on pain relief in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
- Tai Chi on psychological well-being: systematic review and meta-analysisChenchen Wang
Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BMC Complement Altern Med 10:23. 2010..However, the quantitative effects of Tai Chi on psychological well-being have rarely been examined. We systematically reviewed the effects of Tai Chi on stress, anxiety, depression and mood disturbance in eastern and western populations...
- Tai Chi is effective in treating knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trialChenchen Wang
Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center, Box 406, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Arthritis Rheum 61:1545-53. 2009..To evaluate the effectiveness of Tai Chi in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms...
- Tai chi exercise for patients with cardiovascular conditions and risk factors: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEWGloria Y Yeh
Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:152-60. 2009..To conduct a systematic review of the literature evaluating tai chi exercise as an intervention for patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or with CVD risk factors (CVDRF)...
- The effect of Tai Chi on health outcomes in patients with chronic conditions: a systematic reviewChenchen Wang
Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Division of Clinical Care Research, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Arch Intern Med 164:493-501. 2004..To conduct a systematic review of reports on the physical and psychological effects of Tai Chi on various chronic medical conditions...
- The effect of tai chi exercise on blood pressure: a systematic reviewGloria Y Yeh
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Osher Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Prev Cardiol 11:82-9. 2008..No adverse effects were reported. Tai chi exercise may reduce BP and serve as a practical, nonpharmacologic adjunct to conventional hypertension management...
- n-3 Fatty acids from fish or fish-oil supplements, but not alpha-linolenic acid, benefit cardiovascular disease outcomes in primary- and secondary-prevention studies: a systematic reviewChenchen Wang
Tufts-New England Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 84:5-17. 2006..The evidence for the benefits of fish oil is stronger in secondary- than in primary-prevention settings. Adverse effects appear to be minor...
- Tai Chi and Knee OsteoarthritisChenchen Wang; Fiscal Year: 2010..Successful completion of the proposed study will demonstrate that Tai Chi is a simple, inexpensive, effective, durable treatment for a major disabling disease with great social and economic costs. ..