A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi - Published in the US National Libra

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085832/ A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi conducted by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, a government agency whose mission is to develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease. They conclude that research has demonstrated consistent, significant results for a number of health benefits in randomized controlled trials, evidencing progress toward recognizing the similarity and equivalence of Qigong and Tai Chi.

Health Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/denise-nagel-md/health-benefits-of-tai-ch_b_7641712.html I want to tell you a little about myself before I launch into some of the possible health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. I am a physician. I attended Dartmouth Medical School. I trained as a pediatrician at Duke and then trained as a psychiatrist at Mass General Hospital. I was happily seeing patients and raising my then 13-year-old twins when I was diagnosed with a unique autoimmune disease in 2005 and smoldering multiple myeloma in 2008 and my life got turned upside down. I have lived now for 10 years with an autoimmune disease that defies diagnosis and a blood marker for multiple myeloma that required

Harvard Magazine Article - Easing Ills through Tai Chi

Researchers study the benefits of this mind-body exercise http://harvardmagazine.com/2010/01/researchers-study-tai-chi-benefits Catherine Kerr has found an antidote for the hectic pace of laboratory life in the daily practice of tai chi. This centuries-old Chinese mind-body exercise, now gaining popularity in the United States, consists of slow-flowing, choreographed meditative movements with poetic names like “wave hands like clouds,” “dragons stirring up the wind,” and “swallow skimming the pond” that evoke the natural world. It also focuses on basic components of overall fitness: muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. “Doing tai chi makes me feel lighter on my feet,” says Kerr, a Harv

T'ai Chi for Seniors

The ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi Chuan is the perfect callisthenic for today’s seniors. The relaxed and unhurried movements help alleviate nervous and muscular tension. Tai Chi Chuan lubricates joints and promotes automatic body alignment for better control of balance, helping to prevent the instability that can lead to falls. Senior falls is a public health issue of national concern. According to the National Safety Council, more than 30,000 Americans over the age of 65 were seriously injured by falling in 2015, and nearly 250 died from their injuries. 30 billion dollars is spent annually on healthcare related to falls. Medicare costs alone for hip fractures caused by falls are p

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