Category: Tai Chi

Articles, stories, films and instructional material to help inspire students of T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Tai Chi).

July 21, 2019 Joe Brady

The elixir of life and the fountain of youth have been sought for centuries by those who wish to stay young . It still seems that each month we hear about a new anti aging drug or product that promises the proverbial youth in a bottle. There is one anti-aging therapy that has been around…

July 7, 2019 Joe Brady

Recent studies on Tai Chi funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) have added to the growing knowledge of the potential benefits of some mind and body practices and provided insights into how these practices may work. One study involved a detailed examination of the effects of tai chi training on…

February 16, 2019 Joe Brady

Tai Chi and Qigong Viable for Post traumatic Stress Disorder (review of 16 studies) Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities with the intent to use the mind to impact physical functioning and improve health. Researchers conducted a literature review of 16 studies in…

February 10, 2019 Joe Brady

One of the hottest topics in modern biomedical research is also the world’s oldest and most popular forms of exercise used as medicine. According to the Harvard Medical Health Publication “T’ai chi is often described as meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion”. Tai Chi has value in treating or…

December 17, 2017 Joe Brady

Understanding evidence-based research involving complex studies and multiple benefits can be challenging even for those trained in research methods much less the average person on the street. Data Visualisation has the power to present complex information in a way that is both accurate and beautiful. This evidence map of Tai Chi makes it easy to see…

November 5, 2017 Joe Brady

Stem cell treatments of various kinds are now widely available at clinics. Using stem cells as treatments are not FDA approved due to various aspects regarding their clinical safety. American patients are often recruited on the Internet to travel around the US or to Mexico and other countries. Researchers in Taiwan may have found a simpler and much…

October 22, 2017 Joe Brady

Healthy, happy, fully functional people are money in the bank for our whole society. Although Tai Chi and Qigong have a thousand year history of preventing and treating disease, they are just now getting deserved attention as a result of an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine called Exercise Is Medicine™. The purpose…

October 1, 2017 Joe Brady

According to the NIH’s National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine over 2.3 million Americans currently practice T’ai Chi. (Source) Yet not everyone has the same skill level. Research in China is finding that skill level in Tai Chi may have considerable impact on metabolic and cardiorespiratory responses in T’ai Chi performance. In this study, physiological measures were investigated…

September 17, 2017 Joe Brady

We can all become better at everything we do, in addition to performing tasks better doing your best makes everything more interesting and can make even tedious tasks enjoyable. In addition to the form itself, T’ai Chi Ch’uan and the Five Elements of Human Performance form the basis for the development of skill in T’ai…

September 10, 2017 Joe Brady

One of the hottest topics in modern biomedical research is also the world’s oldest and most popular forms of exercise used as medicine. The evidence base of clinical studies on T’ai Chi is growing as more benefits are found. According to the Harvard Medical Health Publication “T’ai chi is often described as meditation in motion,…