Psychological effects of Tai Chi Chuan

Arch Gerontol Geriatr. Sep-Oct 2012;55(2):460-7. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2012.02.003. Epub 2012 Mar 2.


This article reviews the scientific studies which have been carried out at the international level on the psychological benefits that Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) brings to those who practice it. It analyzes the framework in which the research was performed, the real benefits that this activity achieves and their causes. The present article brings a new analytical perspective to the reviews carried out to date in regard to classifying and analyzing the psychological variables involved in the practice of TCC and offers a homogeneous framework within which to develop research in this field based on the model proposed by Spirduso et al. (2005).

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Psychological
  • Tai Ji / psychology*