Research

A Selection of Peer Reviewed Articles

Rami developed the Tai Chi protocol for the following studies:

Wang, C. Iverson, M, D. McAlindon, T. WIlliam, H, F. Wong, J, B. Fielding, R, A. Driban, J, B. Price, L, L. Rones, R. Gamache, T. Schmid, C, H. Assessing the comparative effectiveness of Tai Chi versus physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14; 333

Wang, C. Schmid, C. Rones, R. Kalish, R. Yinh, J. Goldenberg, D. Lee, D. McAlindon, T. Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010; 363;8

Wang, C. Roubenoff, R. Lau, J. Kalish, R. Schmiod, C. H. Tighiouart, H. Rones, R. Hibberd, P. Effect of Tai Chi in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatology. 2005; 44: 685-687. 

Co-investigator, Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis  (PI: Chenchen Wang, MD, Tufts-New England Medical Center), NCCAM 1R21AT002161-01A2 September 2005-present 

Co-investigator, Pilot study of qigong’s effect on mood and cortisol in metastatic breast cancer, (PI: Ursula Matulonis, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Zakim Center for Complementary Therapies and the friends of the Dana-Farber 2004-2005 

Co-investigator, A study of immunologic activity in connection with two exercise programs (modified  exercise and qigong) in patients with cancer, (PI: Pal Richardson)

Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia, New York Times. August 10, 2010

Medical doctor and Professor at the Friedman Nutrition School, Irv Rosenberg, talks about his research on Sarcopenia, muscle health, and aging, as well as the beneficial effects of resistance training and gentle movements such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

Check out this summary of Dr. Rosenbergs's work on nutrition and the nutritional pyramid.


Related peer reviewed research:

Tai Chi Increases Brain Size and Benefits Cognition in Randomized Controlled Trial of Chinese Elderly

Yeh, G. Wang, C. Wayne, P. Philips, R. The Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review. Preventive Cardiology. Spring 2008. Kerr

Yeh, G. McCarthy, E. Wayne, P. Stevenson, L. Wood, M. Forman, D. Davis, R. Phillips, R. Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure. ARCH INTERN MED/VOL 171 (NO. 8), APR 25, 2011.

Conboy, LA. Sephton, SE.  Rones, R. Ronghui, X. Morey, EB. Doherty-Gilman, A. Medeiros, C. Beaton-Starr, M. Matulonis, UA. Pilot study in metastatic breast cancer of diurnal cortisol variability, mood and quality of life associated with 12-week qigong exercise program.  Abstract presented at the Society for Integrative Oncology Annual Meeting, New York City, 2004 

Kerr, C. E. Conboy, LA. Junghans, L. Ellal, R. Rones, R. Kerr, CE. Qualitative Study of Cancer Patients' Experiences with and Reasons for Intensively Pursuing QiGong, A Chinese Meditative Exercise Therapy. Abstract presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Acupuncture Research, Cambridge, 2003. 

Wang, C. Lau, J. Roubenoff, R. Kalish, R. Schmid, C.  Rones, R. Hibberd, P. Tai Chi Improves Pain and Functional Status in Adults With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Acupuncture Research, Cambridge, 2003.  

Kerr, C. E. Conboy, L. A. Sephton, S. E. Rones, R. Ronghui, X. Morey, E. B. Doherty-Gilman, A. Medeiros, C. Beaton-Starr, M. Matulonis, U. A. Pilot study in metastatic breast cancer of diurnal cortisol variability, mood and quality of life associated with 12-week qigong exercise program. (PDF) Abstract presented at the Society for Integrative Oncology Annual Meeting, New York City, 2004

Conboy, L. A. Junghans, L. Ellal, R. Rones, R. Kerr, C. E. Qualitative Study of Cancer Patients' Experiences with and Reasons for Intensively Pursuing QiGong, A Chinese Meditative Exercise Therapy. (PDF) Abstract presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Acupuncture Research, Cambridge, 2003.

Wang, C. Lau, J. Roubenoff, R. Kalish, R. Schmid, C. Rones, R. Hibberd, P. Tai Chi Improves Pain and Functional Status in Adults With Rheumatoid Arthritis. (PDF) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Acupuncture Research, Cambridge, 2003.

Richardson, Paul M.D., Rones R. The Brain-Body Interaction in Patients with Cancer: A Pilot Study to Assay Immunologic Activity in Connection with Two Exercise Programs (Modified Exercise and Qigong) in Patients with Cancer. (PDF) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute