Why T’ai Chi?

T’a chi is research-supported meditative movement imbued with the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

A lecture at NIH on
Minding Your Balance with T'ai Chi may be viewed on the NIH website —click here.

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“Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.”

~Harvard Health Publications, May 2009


According to Harvard Medical School, NIH, The Mayo Clinic, UCLA &
The UMD Medical Center, and other research institutions,
T’ai Chi Improves, supports & may benefit:

BalanceCognition • Lung capacity • Posture • Blood Pressure • Coordination • Serum Cholesterol LevelsBone Density Quality of life • Recovery rates • Immunity • Triglyceride Levels Flexibility • Leg Strength • Circulation • Outlook • Mobility • Motor Control • Brain VolumeInsulin LevelsMemoryThinking SkillsHeart healthMuscle Strength • Focus • Well Being • Neurologic health • C-Reactive Protein Levels • Functional Capacity • Stress Management • Hand-Eye CoordinationAbility to Walk • B-type natriuretic Protein Levels • Strength • Exercise Capacity • Anger Management • Breathing • Coordination • Pain Management • Arterial FlexibilitySleepReachPhysical FunctioningStroke Recovery

…and T’ai Chi can Ameliorate, Reduce, Delay or Relieve:

Low Back Pain • Fibromyalgia • Sleep ProblemsFatigueMigraines • Joint Pain • DepressionHyperactivityTension HeadachesArthritisADHDAnxiety • Fear of Falling • Risk of Falling • Injury from Falling • Parkinson’s symptomsKnee Pain • Vestibular problems • InflammationDementia • COPD • Stress • Osteoporosis • Osteoarthritis • Pain & Stiffness • PTSDBreast Cancer RecoveryAlzheimer's Disease

...plus, T’ai Chi is low-impact yet aerobic, and is generally considered safe for all ages and fitness levels (but please consult with your health care provider before coming to a class).
(Above links are a small sample; there are often several studies for one condition, and often several benefits revealed in any given study)

Believe it or not, the very best teachers and aficionados of T’ai Chi are in their 80’s and 90’s—or older!

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Articles:

The Health Benefits of T'ai Chi from Harvard Women's Health Watch
Study Examines the Benefits of T'ai Chi for the Elderly from Stanford Medicine