Tai chi helps reinvigorate stem cells, researchers find | Culture | FOCUS TAIWAN – CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Tai chi helps reinvigorate stem cells, researchers find | Culture | FOCUS TAIWAN – CNA ENGLISH NEWS.

 

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Taiwanese researchers have identified one possible reason that practitioners of the martial art tai chi tout its health benefits: shadow boxing apparently reinvigorates stem cells.

In a study published in the international medical journal Cell Transplantation, a research team found that tai chi can increase the number of stem cells in practitioners.

Lin Hsin-jung, a neural surgeon and head of China Medical University Beigang Hospital in southern Taiwan, said Saturday that his team’s research has been selected as the cover story for the latest issue of the journal.

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