Mulitmobidity means the presence of 2 or more chronic conditions.   This study looked at the  effect of Tai Chi on 4 chronic conditions.

The participants who practiced Tai Chi had significant improvement in the 6-minute walking distance test (6MWD) and better knee extension strength in the four targeted chronic conditions: cancer, osteoarthritis, heart failure, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Additionally, the researchers also found out that Tai Chi improved disease-specific symptoms of pain and stiffness in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

Harvard Medical School believes that Tai Chi, which combines aerobic activity, coordination of breathing, and cognitive techniques can not only alleviate the physical inactivity of people with COPD but also can reduce their symptoms of dyspnea, anxiety, and depression. A 2015 study in Singapore showed that Tai Chi could have a positive improvement in people with subsyndromal depression (SSD) and subsyndromal anxiety (SSA). A 2013 study in Taiwan showed that Tai Chi could have a significant and positive effect on blood pressure and lipid levels.


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