World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day's Links to Major Health Networks Statements regarding Tai Chi, Qigong (Chi Kung), Natural Health, and Alternative Medicine
FYI: SHOW THIS TO YOUR LOCAL HOSPITALS !!

Hartford Hospital in Hartford Connecticut (USA) provides a powerful example of what modern healthcare can do to educate their clients about Tai Chi & Qigong's science and health benefits.


http://www.harthosp.org/intmed/taichi.htm



Mayoclinic.com - Tools for Healthier Lives (Tai Chi, Qigong)

Tai chi

By Mayo Clinic staff


For complete article visit:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?objectid=440829CE-2022-4576-A79EA35F328DB850&si=2765



Tai chi (TIE-chee) is sometimes described as "meditation in motion." Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, this graceful form of exercise has existed for about 2,000 years. It's becoming increasingly popular around the world, both as a basic exercise program and as a complement to other health care methods. Purported health benefits include increased flexibility, greater balance and reduced stress.

. . . Who is tai chi for?

Tai chi appears to offer both physical and mental benefits. It's used to:

Relieve stress

Improve the definition and strength of muscles

Increase feelings of well-being

Increase energy, stamina and agility

Sharpen reflexes

Decrease blood pressure

Increase flexibility

Improve balance and coordination

Although the practice of tai chi is very old, it hasn't been studied scientifically until recently. Preliminary research shows that practicing tai chi regularly may also:

Increase bone mineral density after menopause

Improve physical functioning in older adults, from more ease in dressing to increased comfort in climbing stairs

Improve blood circulation in the legs

Reduce anxiety and depression


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Additional Resources

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

December 19, 2003




National Center for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

Links to NCCAM Tai Chi Research



Tai Chi Clinical Trials

... Research Training Clinical Trials News and Events About NCCAM Back to: Clinical Trials : Treatment or Therapy Tai Chi Clinical Trials * Alternative Stress Management Approaches in HIV Disease * Complementary/Alternative Medicine for Abnormality in the Vestibular ...

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Urinary Tract Infections Clinical Trials

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (General) Clinical Trials

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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Prayer and Spirituality in Health [CAM at the NIH, Winter 2005]

... included in the survey. The report also addressed the use of other CAM approaches that can have a spiritual component, including meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and Reiki. 1 Stephen E. Straus, M.D., Director of NCCAM, said, "Prayer and spirituality for the benefit of health are relied upon ...

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NCCAM-Funded Research for FY 2004

... San Francisco CA R01 AT002360-01 New Immuno-active Compound for Optimizing Echinacea Pasco, David S University of Mississippi MS R01 AT002454-01 Tai Chi Mind-Body Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure Phillips, Russell S Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center MA R01 AT002477-01 Expressive Writing: Complementary ...

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NCCAM-Funded Research for FY 2004

... San Francisco CA R01 AT002360-01 New Immuno-active Compound for Optimizing Echinacea Pasco, David S University of Mississippi MS R01 AT002454-01 Tai Chi Mind-Body Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure Phillips, Russell S Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center MA R01 AT002477-01 Expressive Writing: Complementary ...

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Mind-Body Medicine: An Overview

... focuses on intervention strategies that are thought to promote health, such as relaxation, hypnosis, visual imagery, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, tai chi, qi gong, cognitive-behavioral therapies, group support, autogenic training, spirituality, and prayer. a The field views illness as an opportunity ...

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About NCCAM : Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request

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National Institutes of Health -
  NIH Links to Tai Chi


Tai Chi for Older People Reduces Falls, May Help Maintain Strength

... Tai Chi for Older People Reduces Falls, May Help Maintain Strength. ... The most notable

change involved the reduction in the rate of falling for the Tai Chi group. ...

www.nia.nih.gov/NewsAndEvents/PressReleases/PR19960502TaiChi.htm - 18k - Cached



Clinical Trial: Tai Chi Chih and Varicella Zoster Immunity

Tai Chi Chih and Varicella Zoster Immunity. This study has been completed. ... Condition,

Treatment or Intervention, Phase. Varicella, Behavior: Tai chi chih, Phase ...

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Clinical Trial: Complementary/Alternative Medicine for Abnormality ...

... The purpose of this study is to determine the relative merits of vestibular

rehabilitation and Tai Chi for patients with inner ear (vestibular) disorders. ...

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Tai Chi Clinical Trials

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Mind-Body RFAs FY04

... Russell S. Phillips (AT002454), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston),

Tai Chi Mind-Body Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure ...

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Prayer and Spirituality in Health [CAM at the NIH, Winter 2005]

... The report also addressed the use of other CAM approaches that can have a spiritual

component, including meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and Reiki. 1. ...

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[PDF] AT THE NIH

... The report also addressed the use of other CAM approaches that can have a spiritual

component, including meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and Reiki. 1. ...

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[PDF] NCCAM Congressional Justification: 2005

... In FY 2003, NCCAM-funded researchers completed a study to determine whether a form

of the Chinese exercise regimen Tai Chi could improve physical. NCCAM-12. ...

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[PDF] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

... NCCAM-funded researchers also are testing the effects of tai chi mind-body therapy

and Iyengar yoga—which concentrates on correcting structural imbalances in ...

nccam.nih.gov/about/congressional/2006.pdf - 02-10-2005 - Text Version