Effects of a Taiji and Qigong intervention on the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults.

@article{Yang2007EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a Taiji and Qigong intervention on the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults.},
  author={Yang Yang and Jay Verkuilen and Karl S. Rosengren and Rachel A Mariani and Michael Reed and Scott A Grubisich and Jeffrey A. Woods},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          597-607
        }
}
Previous studies have suggested that Taiji practice may improve immune function. This study was intended to examine whether 5 months of moderate Taiji and Qigong (TQ) practice could improve the immune response to influenza vaccine in older adults. Fifty older adults (mean age 77.2 +/- 1.3 years) participated in this study (TQ N = 27; wait-list control [CON] N = 23). Baseline pre-vaccine blood samples were collected. All subjects then received the 2003-2004 influenza vaccine during the first… 

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