A group in Oregon are calling for Tai Ji Quan practice to be adapted to modern behavioural medicine to meet the increasing demand for adjunct clinical treatments for movement disorders and chronic disease prevention. This follows on from a study that was published in 2012 that showed that Tai chi training appeared to reduce balance impairments in patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease, with additional benefits of improved functional capacity and reduced falls.
Li F et al. Tai chi and postural stability in patients with Parkinson’s disease. N Engl J Med Feb 2012.