Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tai Chi Health Benefits, Results, Effects

The Mayo Clinic States that Tai Chi Chuan can help with:
  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength
  • Reducing falls in older adults
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving cardiovascular fitness in older adult
  • Relieving chronic pain
  • Increasing energy, endurance and agility
  • Improving overall feelings of well-being
Harvard University published that Tai Chi results in:
  • Increased Aerobic conditioning
  • Improved Balance
  • Greater Flexibility
  • More Muscle strength
And can aid in recovery from:
  • Stroke
  • Sleep problems
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Hypertension
  • Heart failure
  • Heart disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Low bone density
  • Arthritis
The NCCAM reports that Tai Chi and Qigong positively effects:
  • bone health
  • cardiopulmonary fitness
  • balance and factors associated with preventing falls, quality of life
  • and self-efficacy
From the website of the Portland Tai Chi Academy, Oregon

Tai Chi's Special Benefits for Practitioners Over Fifty

1.  Increase physical balance.
2.  Regulates and lowers blood pressure.
3.  Improves circulation.
4.  Promotes and good night's sleep.
5.  Re-establishes biomechanical alignments.
6.  Restores sexual vitality.

"Tai Chi Health for Life: How and Why it Works for Health, Stress Relief and
Longevity."  By Bruce Frantzis, Blue Snake Books, 2006.  

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