Analysis of Tai Chi on Pulse Wave Velocity

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 206)


Fifty persons aged 45–65 years old, of whom 25 persons have been practicing Tai chi for more than 36 months, and the others didn’t practice Tai chi, voluntarily participated in this study. All had a PWV test. By analyzing the data of PWV, the study came to some findings that (a) Tai chi has a significant effect on PWV, it can make the PWV of the elderly decrease, and namely, it can improve the cardiovascular function of the elderly, and (b) it seemed that the Tai chi have more significant effect on male than female. Therefore, this study suggested that Tai chi can be used as an exercise on preventing cardiovascular conditions.


Tai chi Pulse wave velocity Cardiovascular 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chengdu Sport UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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