The experts agree, that regular practice of Tai Chi & Qigong has positive impact on many conditions, ranging from Cancer Recovery, Arthritis, Diabetes, Depression, Fibromyalgia, and Parkinson’s.
Harvard Medical School says: Tai Chi is "Medication in Motion."
Tai Chi Eases The Blues. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry has indicated that a weekly tai chi exercise class with a standard depression treatment for a group of older adults with depression could help to treat depressive symptoms.
Tai Chi is a ‘Proven Relief For Shingles’ so says the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
Research shows Tai Chi and Qigong provide many physical and psychological benefits. More specifically, studies have shown Tai Chi stimulates the central nervous system, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, tones muscles and helps with digestion and waste elimination.
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The New England Journal of Medicine sates: Tai chi, a balance-based exercise, has been shown to improve strength, balance, and physical function and to prevent falls in older adults. Two pilot studies suggest that it may also improve axial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as postural stability
Consumer Reports Says: New guidelines released by the American College of Physicians suggest that an ancient Chinese martial art can be an effective defense against back pain.
A new, nationally representative Consumer Reports survey of more than 3,500 adults who've had back pain in the last three years confirms that tai chi helps provide relief. Nearly 90 percent of respondents who used tai chi for back pain (or yoga or a similar exercise) found it helpful. In comparison, only 64 percent of people thought the advice and treatment they got from a primary-care physician or orthopedic surgeon gave them relief.
“Tai chi helps with back pain in several ways,” says Benjamin Kligler, M.D., national director of the Integrative Health Coordinating Center at the Veteran’s Health Administration. “It strengthens the muscles in your abdomen and pelvic area that are crucial to supporting the lower back; it improves your balance and flexibility; and it makes you more aware of your posture when you sit, stand, and walk.”
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