Tag: Tai Chi

April 22, 2018 Joe Brady

Medical Qigong is the primary form of exercise therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, Qigong exercises are considered superior to herbal medicine and acupuncture because patients learn to keep themselves healthy by using exercises designed to cultivate a strong mind and a strong body.  With over 3600 psychophysiological exercises developed over centuries,…

April 15, 2018 Joe Brady

Learn to handle the physical and emotional effects of stress. Scientific studies have found that those who practice Mind/Body stress management techniques have more energy, improved sense of well-being and self-esteem, and less depression and anxiety.  Find fun ways to relax, be physically active, and manage the effects of stress and time pressures. 

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 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,…

August 13, 2017 Joe Brady

Harvard Medical School’s Top Ten Reasons to practice T’ai Chi According to the Harvard Health Publications of the Harvard Medical School regular practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan may be useful in the treatment and prevention of many health problems while giving practitioners control in relieving their own aches and pains.

August 7, 2017 Joe Brady

Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities like tai chi, qigong, yoga and other forms of mindful meditation and relaxation techniques. These kind of mind/body exercises have been shown  to impact physical functioning and improve both mental and physical health.

March 6, 2017 Joe Brady

T’ai Chi Ch’uan or Tai Chi for short can be literally translated as “The Supreme Ultimate Exercise. The oldest medical book in the world is the 5000-year-old Yellow Emperor’s Classic it states: “It is the inferior doctor who waits for the patient to become ill. The superior doctor seeks to cultivate health and prevent disease….