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ARTICLE: Research shows vagus nerve stimulation can help reduce inflammation

Of course, they are talking about implanting a device in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but why don't they look into tai chi and qigong doing similar stimulation and results, especially since this article talks about deep breathing, meditation, and even yoga. Oh yeah, that's right, that's what we're doing when we do tai chi! Better… Continue reading ARTICLE: Research shows vagus nerve stimulation can help reduce inflammation

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If mental state influence physical conditions, where does tai chi play a role?

If mental states affect physical conditions, and researchers don’t know how it happens, then how can the cause/effect relationship be proven? As Stephen Locke, MD, states in The Healer Within (1986), “‘Knowing’ that one’s state of mind influences one’s body does not prove that it does." In his book he talks about the trend in… Continue reading If mental state influence physical conditions, where does tai chi play a role?

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Dementia research findings and my pitch for tai chi

Researchers list nine activities that can help prevent as much as 33% of the world’s current estimate of 47 million cases of dementia (expected to triple by 2050), including Alzheimer’s. Tai chi is a physical activity and mentally stimulating exercise, two factors that recent research suggests can prevent dementia in millions. In a recently published… Continue reading Dementia research findings and my pitch for tai chi

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Article Forward: Tai Chi’s “Molecular Signature”

Question: What "reverses the effect that stress or anxiety ... have on the body by changing how our genes are expressed?" You guessed it! What potentially could be a landmark finding probably won't surprise some tai chi practitioners (yoga and meditation, too). It's good to know that researchers is paying attention. Dear tai chi practitioners,… Continue reading Article Forward: Tai Chi’s “Molecular Signature”

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Article: Tai Chi increases brain size, benefits cognition of Chinese elderly

https://plus.google.com/+MartialArtsWithColman/posts/UchJvMz6kep Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article published today in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-06-tai-chi-brain-size-benefits.html#jCp https://plus.google.com/+MartialArtsWithColman/posts/UchJvMz6kep https://plus.google.com/+MartialArtsWithColman/posts/UchJvMz6kep