Allergies and Other Conditions

Bob, F., & Philippe, S. (2001) The Treatment of Modern Western Medical Diseases with Chinese Medicine. Boulder, CO: Blue Poppy Press.

Will, M., & Jane, L. (2008) Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine – The treatment of Disease with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

Cupping & Moxibustion

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Cao, H., Han, M., Li, X., Dong, S., Shang, Y., Wang, Q., … Liu, J. (2010). Clinical research evidence of cupping therapy in China: a systematic literature review. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 10(1). doi:10.1186/1472-6882-10-70

Cao, H., Li, X., & Liu, J. (2012). An updated review of the efficacy of cupping therapy. PLoS One, 7(2), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031793.

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Lifestyle, Dietary & Exercise Advice

Maciocia, G. (1989). The foundations of Chinese medicine: A comprehensive text for acupuncturists and herbalists. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Guo, B., & Powell, A. (2002). Listen to Your Body: The Wisdom of the Dao. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Pain & Headache

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Prevention, Energy & Well-being

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Zeng Y, Luo T, Xie H, Huang M, Cheng A. (2014). Health benefits of Qigong or Tai Chi for cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analyses. Complement Ther Med, 22,173–186.


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Cheung, B.M., Lo, J.L., Fong, D.Y., Chan, M.Y., Wong, S.H., Wong, V.C., Lam, K.S., Lau, C.P., Karlberg, J.P. (2005), Randomised controlled trial of qigong in the treatment of mild essential hypertension. Journal of Human Hypertension.19(9):697–704.

Lomas-Vega, R., Obrero-Gaitán, E., Molina-Ortega, F.J., Del-Pino-Casado, R. (2017), Tai chi for risk of falls. A meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc.65(9):2037-43.

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Li, F., Fisher, K.J., Harmer, P. , Irbe, D. , Tearse, R.G. and Weimer, C. (2004), Tai Chi and Self‐Rated Quality of Sleep and Daytime Sleepiness in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 52:892-900.

Fransen, M., Nairn, L., Winstanley, J., Lam, P. and Edmonds, J. (2007), Physical activity for osteoarthritis management: A randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating hydrotherapy or Tai Chi classes. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 57:407-414. doi:10.1002/art.22621

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Hamasaki, H. (2017), Exercise and gut microbiota: clinical implications for the feasibility of Tai Chi. J Integr Med.15(4):270–281.

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Wang, C., Roubenoff, R., Lau, J., Kalish, R., Schmid, C.H., Tighiouart, H., Rones, R., Hibberd, P.L.(2005), Effect of Tai Chi in adults with rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology, 44(5):685–687.

Ladawan, S., Klarod, K., Philippe, M., Menz, V., Versen, I., Gatterer, H., Burtscher, M. (2017), Effect of Qigong exercise on cognitive function, blood pressure and cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy middle-aged subjects. Complement Ther Med.33:39-45. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2017.05.005.

Wayne, P.M., Walsh, J.N., Taylor-Piliae, R.E., Wells, R.E., Papp, K.V., Donovan, N.J., & Yeh, G.Y. (2014). The Impact of Tai Chi on Cognitive Performance in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(1):25–39.

Lauche, R., Langhorst, J., Dobos, G., Cramer, H. (2013), A systematic review and meta-analysis of Tai Chi for osteoarthritis of the knee. Complement Ther Med.21(4):396-406.

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Sleep Problems

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