Article: Tai Chi helps with depression

“Tai chi significantly reduces depression symptoms in Chinese-Americans” Published May 25, 2017 The tai chi intervention involved twice weekly sessions for 12 weeks, in which participants were taught and practiced basic traditional tai chi movements. They were asked to practice at home three times a week and to document their practice. I’ve always believed that journaling one’s tai chi practice helps with the learning and feeding back into the practice. That’s why Read More …

A Comp. Review identified 163 different physiological and psychological health outcomes of taiji and qigong

This review [published in 2010] has identified numerous outcomes with varying levels of evidence for the efficacy for Qigong and Tai Chi, including bone health, cardiopulmonary fitness and related biomarkers, physical function, falls prevention and balance, general quality of life and patient reported outcomes, immunity, and psychological factors such as anxiety, depression and self-efficacy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085832/  

Article forward: Tucsonans turn to tai chi for health and serenity

Another notch in the counting stick of tai chi discoveries happening across the country. http://tucson.com/lifestyles/tucsonans-turn-to-tai-chi-for-health-and-serenity/article_f4f21abc-7d01-53e8-adf8-9f6539bf48a9.html

ARTICLE: Tai Chi for Back Pain “…can help alleviate aches and lift spirits”

This article is written by by Teresa Carr at Consumer Reports, published March 12, 2017. New guidelines released by the American College of Physicians suggest that an ancient Chinese martial art can be an effective defense against back pain. http://www.consumerreports.org/back-pain/tai-chi-for-back-pain/

Recent Article: Tai Chi “may” relieve back pain

Title: “Forget the drugs, the answer to back pain may be Tai chi, massage” Hmmm. I was wondering… The answer to lower back pain may lie┬ánot in prescription drugs, but in Tai chi, heat therapy or massage, according to health guidelines released Tuesday. New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP)┬ádetail which treatments may help with lower back pain, . . . . Read Full Article here. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/14/forget-drugs-answer-back-pain-may-tai-chi-massage/97887446/