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What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

Many Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pursuit of health and well-being. This fact sheet presents an overview of CAM, types of CAM, and information on safety and regulation.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

Overview of Tai Chi

This brief history of the practice and philosophy of Tai Chi includes the roles of meditation, movement and deep breathing in improving health, balance, wellness and sleep.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

American Tai Chi Association

Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

The body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and yoga can help you activate this relaxation response.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

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Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being (Video)

Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Tai chi is sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Tai Chi and Qigong Class Locator

Find a local Tai Chi or Qigong class to enhance your health and wellness. Classes and instructors are listed by city.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

American Tai Chi Association

Tai Chi: An Introduction

Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice. Tai chi is sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply. Many people practice tai chi to improve their health and well-being.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Tai Chi: Discover the Many Possible Health Benefits

If you're looking for another way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-chee). Tai chi is sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Terms Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Use this glossary for a brief introduction to common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) terms and definitions. These terms include: the Alexander Technique, ayurevedic medicine, hypnosis, pilates, qi gong, reiki, tai chi, yoga, and more.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

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