Researchers Seek Patients with Parkinson's Disease for Chinese Exercises
A L E N D A R L I S T I N G
Researchers at Emory University
are seeking local patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) to participate
in a research study of the effects of two Chinese mind-body exercises,
Tai Chi and Qi Gong, on the signs and symptoms of PD. Investigators
also want to compare whether the potential benefits of these "eastern"
exercise forms (Tai Chi and Qi Gong) differ from those observed with
traditional "western" exercises (e.g., aerobic exercises).
Participants in the study
must have early to moderately advanced PD and be between the ages of
40 and 85, on stable doses of medication and not engaged in regular,
intense exercise more than twice a week. They must be able to walk independently
most of the day and be capable of traveling to and from Emory twice
a week during the 16-week exercise program. This study is funded by
the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To learn more about this study,
call Emory Health Connection at (404) 778-7777.