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T'ai Chi Chih Medical Studies - Web Links

Review of TCC Medical Studies through 2016

T’ai Chi Chih, an Evidence Based Mindfulness Practice: Literature Review  (PDF attached)

Marilyn Anita Vestal, Ph.D. 

Alternative and Complementary Therapies, August 2017

Improved sleep

Tai Chi Chih augments treatment of geriatric depression

Complementary Use of Tai Chi Chih Augments Escitalopram Treatment of Geriatric Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Helen Lavretsky, M.D., M.S., Lily L. Alstein, Ph.D., Richard E. Olmstead, Ph.D., Linda M. Ercoli, Ph.D., Marquertie Riparetti-Brown, B.S., Natalie St. Cyr, B.A., Michael R. Irwin, M.D. so everybody benefits.

Cancer Survivors

Tai Chi Chih Compared With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia in Survivors of Breast Cancer: A Randomized, Partially Blinded, Noninferiority Trial.

Irwin MR1, Olmstead R1, Carrillo C1, Sadeghi N1, Nicassio P1, Ganz PA1, Bower JE1. 

All authors: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017


Blood pressure, salivary cortisol, and inflammatory cytokine outcomes in senior female cancer survivors enrolledin a tai chi chih randomized controlled trial. 

Campo RA1, Light KC, O'Connor K, Nakamura Y, Lipschitz D, LaStayo PC, Pappas LM, Boucher KM, Irwin MR, Hill HR, Martins TB, Agarwal N, Kinney AY.

Author information: Program on Integrative Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 7200, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7200, USA, rebecca_campo@med.unc.edu.

J Cancer Surviv 2015; 9:115–125


Tai chi, cellular inflammation, and transcriptome dynamics in breast cancer survivors with insomnia: A randomized controlled trial.

Michael R. Irwin,Richard Olmstead, Elizabeth C. Breen, Tuff Witarama, Carmen Carrillo, Nina Sadeghi, Jesusa M. G. Arevalo, Jeffrey Ma, Perry Nicassio, Patricia A. Ganz, Julienne E. Bower, and  Steve Cole

J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2014; 50:295–301.


Feasibility and acceptability of a tai chi chih randomized controlled trial in senior female cancer survivors.

Rebecca A. Campo, PhD, Kathleen O’Connor, MS, Kathleen C. Light, PhD, Yoshio Nakamura, PhD, David Lipschitz, PhD, Paul C. LaStayo, PhD, PT, Lisa Pappas, MS, Kenneth Boucher, PhD, Michael R. Irwin, MD, Neeraj Agarwal, MD, and  Anita Y. Kinney, PhD

Integr Cancer Ther 2013;12:464–474