Tai Chi for Mind-body Exercise

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
Tai Chi - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
Female
Eligible conditions
Mind-body Exercise

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether Tai Chi may have positive impacts for individuals with endocannabinoid system.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Tai Chi will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Mind-body Exercise. Measurement will happen over the course of 1 week.

1 week
plasma eCB level

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
Tai Chi

This trial requires 18 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Tai Chi is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase < 1 and are in the first stage of evaluation with people.

Tai Chi
Behavioral
Tai Chi exercise
ControlNo treatment in the control group
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Tai Chi
2014
Completed Phase 2
~1840

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 1 week
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 1 week for reporting.

Closest Location

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Lubbock, TX

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for female patients aged 18 and older. There are 2 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Postmenopausal women (menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual period for 12 months, not related to pregnancy/lactation, hormonal contraception). Age 40-70 years old with BMI between 25-35 kg/m2.
English literacy.

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are the signs of mind-body exercise?

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At present, clinicians using mind-body methods of care are not generally aware of how to accurately identify the signs of mind-body exercises, nor are they able to use this information to guide the care of their patients.

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What are common treatments for mind-body exercise?

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Mind-body exercise treatments have been found to have good quality evidence to support their use in the majority of clinical conditions (where there is evidence to support the use of these treatment options). However, there is no compelling evidence to support any one type of mind-body exercise treatment.

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Can mind-body exercise be cured?

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The mind-body exercise program can boost the mind-body function and promote the mind-brain integration in patients with chronic pain and physical exhaustion to improve their quality of life.

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How many people get mind-body exercise a year in the United States?

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An estimated 5 million people in the United States participate in mind-body exercise one year, most often yoga. There are many individual preferences toward mind-body activity, but in general interest exists with an awareness of benefits to overall health. While interest in yoga and other programs like yoga-based weight loss practices grew in popularity through the mid- to late 1990s, yoga was more popular than these programs in terms of the total number of participants. Overall, interest in yoga was less in 2007.

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What is mind-body exercise?

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The term mind-body exercise has been used inconsistently. It has been defined as mind practice of the body and/or as a process that applies principles of the mind to the body. This article defines and describes MBI for the purposes of enhancing health and longevity, and includes clinical applications for the general physical health as well as psychological wellness. It emphasizes the integration of the mind and the body in a healthy way; therefore, it has a mind-body component. This article has a mind-body component because it includes the mind as part of the body. In addition, the exercises apply the principles of the mind to the body.

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What causes mind-body exercise?

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Findings from a recent study confirms our previous findings and adds further evidence to suggest a link between mind-body exercise and subjective well-being and reduces stress, anxiety and negative emotions. Therefore, mind-body exercise can be considered a useful rehabilitation tool for the treatment of pain and mental illnesses.

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Who should consider clinical trials for mind-body exercise?

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The majority of potential participants would be willing to take part in mind-body exercise clinical trials. Inclusion criteria are relatively simple. Clinically relevant effects of mind-body exercises on symptoms and physical functioning may be expected as long as they are monitored adequately.

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What is the primary cause of mind-body exercise?

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This is the first study to reveal that mind-body exercise is primarily a method designed to alleviate MDE in a specific target population. The use of mindfulness and the integration of the physiological, psychological, and social factors are the key elements by which mind-body exercise is implemented for effective symptom reduction.

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What is the latest research for mind-body exercise?

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Research and guidelines for MBI have been published from at least 2005. MBI research is still at an early stage with a lack of clinical applications. The next step in the advancement of MBI research is increasing the use of randomized controlled trials.

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Does tai chi improve quality of life for those with mind-body exercise?

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It appears that T'ai Chi is useful in reducing depressive symptoms and improving quality of life. Further studies are needed to establish whether this is due to the practice of T'ai Chi itself or to the way participants apply the principles of the practice.

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How does tai chi work?

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The present randomized controlled trial was unable to find evidence that tai chi was more effective than an exercise-based relaxation program in reducing pain and the duration of morning-after pain among women with vulvar pain syndrome. The findings of this study suggest that future investigations into the effectiveness of tai chi, among other alternative treatments, for treating vulvar pain may not be warranted.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving tai chi?

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This suggests that a lack of high quality scientific evidence in favour to tai chi. The quality of the available evidence is not high enough due to a large number of trials investigating different issues, and methodological heterogeneity.

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