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CHIS

Abbreviation for:
Child Health Information System (Medspeak-UK)
consumer health information systems
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Modern researchers are finding amazing health benefits from tai chi. Regular practice builds strength, enhances muscle tone and circulation and improves balance, flexibility, posture, coordination and range of motion.
Unlike many types of exercise, tai chi is accessible to people of any age and condition--children, senior citizens and even people who use walkers.
Medical science remains unclear about exactly how tai chi works.
* The exercises strengthen muscles and bones (For instance, as a weight-bearing exercise that requires you to support your weight while standing, tai chi is a good preventive measure for osteoporosis.)
* Since most of the movements involve alternating weight-bearing in the legs, tai chi helps cultivate better balance by improving coordination and control of the body during movements.
Tai chi isn't a treatment or a cure, but health care professionals often suggest it as a complementary therapy for many conditions.
Few randomized controlled studies (the scientific standard for determining treatment efficacy) have so far been conducted to establish the direct medical benefits of tai chi, but some preliminary studies suggest that tai chi can help relieve the symptoms of or prevent certain conditions.
Tai chi is sometimes used as an adjunct therapy in cardiac rehabilitation.
Some chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society now offer tai chi classes.
It's important to remember, however, that although tai chi may help prevent and manage a number of conditions, it isn't a cure for everything.
Generally, though, tai chi is considered an adjunct therapy one that works best in partnership with other approaches.
"Change in perceived psychosocial status following a 12week Tai Chi exercise programme." J Adv Nurs.