Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD

The following is a newly published article that I think will benefit people who suffer from COPD.  

April 4, 2018, Elsevier

Finding ways to help patients with COPD improve their functional status is an area of interest for pulmonary healthcare providers. Currently, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is used where available to improve exercise capacity and quality of life, but the treatment requires access to trained staff and specialized facilities. A new study in the journal CHEST looked at Tai Chi as a lower cost, more easily accessed treatment option. Investigators found that this slow, methodical form of exercise is equivalent to PR for improving respiratory function in patients with COPD.

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Supporting data can be found at CHEST

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