Tai Chi Chuan

Am J Chin Med. 1981 Spring;9(1):15-22. doi: 10.1142/s0192415x81000032.


Tai Chi Chuan, a mind-body relaxation exercise, was devised by Chang San Feng for meditation and self-defense in the thirteenth century A.D. The 108 forms are performed in a slow relaxed manner, taking 30 minutes altogether. Practitioners of Tai Chi claim that it promotes health and cures certain illnesses but this has not been substantiated and therefore further research into its health benefits is warranted.

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Humans
  • Physical Exertion*
  • Relaxation Therapy*