Monday, November 3, 2008


Tai Chi and QiGong help the body maintain elevated DHEA levels. Low DHEA levels have been directly linked to allergies. High stress levels are linked to the frequency and intensity of asthmatic reactions as well.

Asthma sufferers may be able to better control their breathing and improve their exercise performance with some training in tai chi, new research indicates . . .

Scientists in Thailand enrolled 17 adult patients (average age 57) with persistent asthma in a six-week Tai Chi training program.

The researchers conclude that Tai Chi can help people control asthma and prove to be an effective, non-pharmacologic adjunctive therapy for people with persistent asthma.

The authors are on staff in the department of medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital in Thailand.

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