Here are six studies relating to Tai Chi and the immune system.
Tai Chi: physiological characteristics and beneficial effects on health
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Conclusions—’TCC is a moderate intensity exercise that is beneficial to cardio respiratory function, immune capacity, mental control, flexibility, and balance control; it improves muscle strength and reduces the risk of falls in the elderly’.
The Effects of Tai Chi and Qigong on Immune Responses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
University of Sydney
Conclusions: ‘Current evidence indicates that practising TQ (Tai Chi and Chi Kung) has a physiologic impact on immune system functioning and inflammatory responses’.
The Positive Role of Tai Chi in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Communication
Conclusion: ‘Regarding the immune system, Tai Chi can increase the levels of
immune cells in both innate immune systems and adaptive immune systems’.
The Effect of T’ai Chi Exercise on Immunity and Infections: A Systematic Review of Controlled Trials
The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine
Conclusions: ‘TC exercise appears to improve both cell-mediated immunity and antibody response in immune system ….’
A Call to Use the Multicomponent Exercise Tai Chi to Improve Recovery From COVID-19 and Long COVID
Frontiers in Public Health
Conclusion: ‘We recommend to implement Tai Chi for acute COVID-19 rehabilitation directly after discharge from the hospital and for long COVID’.
Effects of Tai Chi Chuan on the Physical and Mental Health of the Elderly: A Systematic Review
PAAH Physical Activity and Health
Conclusion: ‘Tai Chi chuan has a potential effect on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of COVID-19. Its potential mechanisms include reducing anxiety, relieving depression and stress, enhancing pulmonary and cardiovascular function, enhancing immunity and improving quality of life’.