Tag: Tai Chi

October 5, 2021 Joe Brady

A Modern Take on an Ancient Practice from the National Institutes of Health You may have seen the flowing postures and gentle movements of tai chi and wondered what it’s all about. Tai chi is an ancient mind and body practice. While more research is needed, studies suggest that it may have many health benefits….

July 26, 2021 Joe Brady

Tai chi results in similar or greater improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms when compared to aerobic exercise, according to a new study from Tufts University and Brown University. Aerobic exercise, a core part of standard fibromyalgia treatment, is the most commonly prescribed non-drug treatment for the disorder, which can involve widespread pain, tenderness, fatigue, and other…

June 14, 2021 Joe Brady

Research has shown that several mind and body practices, including acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, progressive muscle relaxation, spinal manipulation, tai chi, and yoga, may be helpful for chronic low-back pain. These practices are generally considered safe when used appropriately. However, that doesn’t mean they are risk-free for everyone, choose a well-qualified instructor and use your head. Low-back pain is…

April 19, 2021 Joe Brady

Free 0n-line Event! 21st World Congress Qigong / Tai Chi / Traditional Chinese Medicine /Natural HealingApril 23 to 26, 2021 The World Congress brings together top masters of Taichi and Qigong from all over the world. Learn from international experts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and natural therapy as well as from universities and organizations leading in the fields…

March 23, 2021 Joe Brady

With millions of recovering COVID patients around the world, new approaches in treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may well involve some ancient treatments as well. Research has shown that Tai Chi and its related Qigong breathing exercises improve lung function in COPD. This has profound implications for recovering COVID patients. A recent article…

March 1, 2021 Joe Brady

Leading Scientists Discuss Their Scientific & Personal Encounters with Qi SEE HISTORIC SUMMIT “THE SCIENCE OF QI” with Harvard Osher Center Director, Dr. Peter Wayne, author of “Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi” in discussion with Dr. Richard Hammerschlag, neuro-biologist and naturopathic researcher. A profound 2-hour exchange with audience questions. Brought to you by…

December 14, 2020 Joe Brady

We are all going to be somewhat cooped up over the next few months in order to avoid COVID. For many, that means their health will be deteriorating in other ways. However, you can be proactive and reduce this decline. You can still exercise outside as long as you are being careful…and indoor Zoom classes…

October 26, 2020 Joe Brady

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or fear about an event or situation. It’s normal for people to feel anxious in response to stress. Sometimes, however, anxiety becomes a severe, persistent problem that’s hard to control and affects day-to-day life; if you have this type of problem, you may have an anxiety disorder. About…

October 5, 2020 Joe Brady

Tai chi and qi gong are related mind and body practices that originated in China. Both involve specific postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Tai Chi has turned out to be an ideal exercise during COVID quarantines in that it can be done outside at socially appropriate distances, requires no equipment…

February 2, 2020 Joe Brady

A growing body of research shows that fall-related injuries and cognitive decline are highly interdependent. How sharp we are mentally, changes the way we walk, and our risk of falling. This may explain why exercises like tai chi, which strengthens both the mind and the body have such dramatic effects on improving balance and more…