Objectives To observe the effect of Tai Chi Exercises for middle-aged and Elderly Women hyperpietic patients.
Methods Twenty-five female hyperpietic patients aged between 50 and 60(58.9 ± 4.8 years) are in accordance with the accepting criteria. They are confirmed patients affected with below level-2 hypertension. They practise 40-posture Tai Chi according to the training programme. The exercise time is 60 minute with 5 times per week, lasting 24 weeks. To measure blood pressure, pulse wave velocity (PWV) and ankle brachial pressure index (ABI).
Results Systolic pressure and diastolic pressure decrease obviously after 24-week exercise (P < 0.05). And both the left and right-side PWV decrease significantly (P < 0.05). However, there are no significant differences of left and right-side ABI (P > 0.05).
Conclusions 24-week Tai Chi Exercises was contributed to decrease blood pressure and improve the artery function of middle-aged and elderly female hyperpietic patients. However, the further expanded studies are expected.