Tai Chi research shows it can lessen risk factors related to cardiovascular disease, including reducing hypertension [See High Blood Pressure page in our library], and it can also help with dyslipidemia.
Studies showed that Tai Chi can be prescribed as an alternative exercise for selected patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), and was effective and safe for myocardial infarction patients, heart failure patients, and bypass surgery patients.
Read paper at National Institutes of Health, 2008
Tai Chi appears to benefit prevention of CVD in women via its anti-inflammatory effects.
Read paper at National Institutes of Health, June 17, 2016
Ganshu College of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in China claimed to have found strong evidence that QiGong exercises may help with coronary disease.