Tai chi
Tai chi is a system of movements and positions believed to have developed in 12th Century China. Tai chi techniques aim to address the body and...

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DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

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