Tai Chi Increases Brain Size and Benefits Cognition in Randomized Controlled Trial of Chinese Elderly | IOS Press

Tai Chi (and therefore Qi Gong) Increases Brain Size.

Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article published today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Findings were based on an 8-month randomized controlled trial comparing those who practiced Tai Chi to a group who received no intervention.  The same trial showed increases in brain volume and more limited cognitive improvements in a group that participated in lively discussions three times per week over the same time period…………………….