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Strong exercise may damage the heart

In a long term study of over 3000 participants, the University of Illinois found that white men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely to develop plaque in the heart arteries by middle age than those who exercise at low levels. Interestingly, women and black men were not affected in the same way.
Softer exercise is traditionally valued in Chinese culture.

Tai Chi and PTSD

Veterans with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who participated in in Tai Chi... found it helped with their symptoms including managing intrusive thoughts, difficulties with concentration and physiological arousal. The findings appear in the journal BMJ Open

Qigong helps Diabetes

A recent American study compared a control group of Type 2 diabetes patients with a group using resistance strength training, and a group practicing qigong. After 3 months the qigong group had lower blood sugar and reduced fasting glucose levels with an increase in insulin resistance.

Sleep cleans toxins from brain

A study, published in the journal Science, reveals that the brainís unique method of waste removal also clears away toxins responsible for Alzheimerís disease and other neurological disorders. To flush waste toxins out of the brain, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) is pumped through the brain's tissue, where it makes its way into the blood circulation system before reaching the liver. The system was ten times more active in mice when they were asleep, compared to when they were awake

Acupuncture Helps Unexplained Symptoms

One in five patients have symptoms that are unexplained by conventional medicine. It costs twice as much to treat this group compared with those having a clear diagnosis.
A research team from the University of Exeter has carried out a randomised control trial with 80 such patients.
Acupuncture had a significant and sustained benefit for these patients and it was recommended that it could be safely added to the therapies currently used.

Hum Sinusitis Away

A Swedish study has found that humming can improve the symptoms of sinusitis by increasing ventilation of the sinuses. Humming increased nitric oxide production in the sinuses fifteen-fold and caused 96% of the volume of the sinus to be turned over compared to 4% in normal exhalation. (Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2002 166: 144-145).

For a range of scholarly research articles, see the Journal of Chinese Medicine archive. or the British Acupuncture Council research news.

Reproduced with thanks to the Journal of Chinese Medicine News