|World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's
Issue #47 - January 1, 2008
|Subject: Tai Chi & NFL Rehab; Alzheimers; Anxiety; Sleep Disorders - World TC & QG Day Newsletter
World Tai Chi & QiGong Day Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE
School / Event Listing Bugs FIXED. Please Check Your Listing.
Official 2008 Special 10th Anniversary T-Shirts, Ordering Bugs for T-Shirts are FIXED
WTCQD 2008 is BUILDING STEAM !!...
Getting Insurance to Cover Tai Chi & Qigong
NY Times Best Selling Author EMBRACES TAI CHI !!
BREAKING TAI CHI & QIGONG NEWS: Anxiety; Depression; Sleep Disorder; NFL Rehab.; Alzheimers; Spine Health; Headache Cure (?)
QUICK LINKS TO HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS !!
Ways to Support All the Free Resources WTCQD Provides to Promote Global Health & Healing
Official 10th Anniversary WTCQD T-Shirts
Zen Alarm Clocks
Gongs & Chimes for Feng Shui and Home Decor
Personalized (hand painted) Chinese Calligraphy & Chinese Stone Official Stamp Chops - Personalized
Asian Lifestyle Products
FAIR TRADE Products
JOIN OUR LIST
Official 2008 Special 10th Anniversary T-Shirts, are now ready for PRE-ORDERS.
Save by ordering early !
Thanks so much to all the groups who've supported our work and all our free resources we offer, by using Official WTCQD T-Shirts as local fundraisers.
To View or Pre-Order T-Shirts at wholesale prices for you, your group or your WTCQD 2008 events, click here.
Dec/ Early Issue Dec/2007
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
YOU WILL WANT TO SAVE THIS EMAIL, AND REFER TO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. THIS IS OUR MOST INFORMATION AND EXCITEMENT PACKED NEWSLETTER YET!! Please forward it to all you know . . .
We have several EXCITING announcements. An NFL wide reciever credits Chi Kung with his knee injury rehab; New York Times Best Selling Author embraces Tai Chi & Qigong; breaking news on Tai Chi & Qigong and Alzheimers; Anxiety; Depression; Sleep Disorders; Spinal Health, etc.
The Official WTCQD T-Shirt Order form works now! The School/Event Listing Feature is fixed now (we think, see below). World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2008 is picking up steam.
Also, see how our free WTCQD features are helping local groups spread the word on Eastern Mind/Body Health tools in a BIG way, as they tackle getting Tai Chi covered by Medicare, the VA (Veterans Administration), and Medical Insurance, by utilizing our WTCQD free resources.
Also, please scroll to the bottom of this email to see the coupon section regarding HOLIDAY SHOPPING, and using the www.WorldTaiChiDay.org "Market Place" as a great place to get those unique Asian Lifestyle, Natural Beauty & Health, Organic, and FREE TRADE items for the special people in your life . . . while supporting our many ongoing free global health & healing efforts.
Official WTCQD T-Shirts Order Feature WORKS NOW!
We Had Some Bugs - Fixed Now
When several individuals groups and schools, wishing to support our global health & healing efforts, went to the Official WTCQD T-Shirt order section, they encountered problems ordering.
We've fixed that now. Again, we encourage international groups to purchase Official WTCQD T-Shirt "Licensing Rights" and print the t-shirts locally, while still helping to support our work here at the international organizing and resource center.
For all North American groups and schools, please order them from us, to help our global health & healing efforts.
Click Here to View or Order Official 2008 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Special 10th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS!
REMINDER: Save by pre-ordering your WTCQD T-Shirts by January 7, 2008 to get EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS
Shipments will begin approximately January 22, 2008 (assuming we get a necessary minimum order amount from WTCQD supporters by Jan. 7th), in the order they are recieved by us. Your credit card will be charged approx. 72 hours before your order actually ships).
IMPORANT INFO ON SHIPPING OFFICIAL WTCQD 2008 10TH ANNIV. T-SHIRT ORDERS:
Domestic (US) Shipping: If you select FED-X for shipping to a home address, BE SURE to select "home delivery" when ordering.
International Shipping: We encourage international groups to "license our WTCQD Official T-Shirt Art-Work," to print T-Shirts locally, rather than shipping T-Shirts to you from the US.
However, if you'd rather order T-Shirts from us, often it will help expedite the T-Shirts through your customs if you send us a name list of your recipients, in your Tai Chi or Qigong club or school who'll be getting them. That way they know these won't be in retail stores, but are for your members.
Please Check Your School/Group/Event LISTINGS
Our WTCQD School/Group/Event Listing Feature Had Some Problems -Fixed Now- Please Help
Our Administration Feature for the "School Resources" feature listed as "List Your School/Event" had some problems.
We believe they are fixed. BUT, we need you to go to your school or event listings and check to make sure you're all updated and good to go. At www.WorldTaiChiDay.org click on "Search / Edit School Listings" and find your listing to make sure it's up to date and correct.
If you find multiple listings for your event or school, please alert us and copy and paste the ones we should eliminate.
Having multiple listings for the same group or school doesn't help, it only confuses and frustrates viewers, making them less likely to contact you for classes or to attend your event(s).
Thanks, in advance, for your your help on this.
WTCQD 2008 is BUILDING STEAM !! You Can HELP!
New Events are Popping Up Worldwide!
We are now getting new WTCQD events listing from all over the world including new 2008 events listed for India, Madagascar, and throughout the US, Europe, Australia, etc.
Please help us spread the word. Email every Tai Chi or Qigong enthusiast, teacher, group, national organization you know, and urge them to become a part of this global health & healing spectacle of a global Tai Chi/Qigong movement spreading through 60 plus nations on the last Saturday of April 2008 (April 26, 2008).
With the approaching Beijing Olympics in 2008, the global eye will be turning toward the East. What an excellent opportunity to shine the light of global awareness of the profound mind/body health tools of Tai Chi & Qigong.
Anyone or group you can reach out to to invite them into our global wave of Tai Chi & Qigong for April, will help. They need to know now, so they can spread the word and make plans.
If you already belong to a national Tai Chi or Qigong organization that supports WTCQD, urge them to brainstorm ways they can mobilize their membership to expand the word on this extraordinary global coming together.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day can help national and international organizations get more media and public attention for their work. Urge your groups to utilize this event, and to help make 2008, the 10th anniversary of our global Tai Chi/Qigong movement . . . one to remember for the entire planet.
CLICK HERE for info on What World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is and How You and Your School, Group or Organization can Help Spread the Word on this Exciting Global Health & Healing Event !!
You can share our collective accomplishments with other groups, schools and teachers including Official Proclamations from governors, health ministries, senates, and mayors worldwide. Let them know about our free Media Kits & Media Resources (including press releases in 18 languages), our free Event Organizing Kits, and also our free Tips for New Students, to help teacher's have a more relaxed and enjoyable class experience.
You can share this "World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at a Glance" to give them an overview of this global event. Or share with them the Event Photo Gallery or Video Gallery to impress on them how vastly global this unique healing event has become. Or they can scroll through the thousands of listed events, at the "World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events Locator."
Local Tai Chi Teacher Utilizes WTCQD Resources to Get Medicare and Insurance Coverage for Tai Chi !!
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's FREE Resources Provide Valuable Tools!
We just recieved a wonderful note from a local teacher, who has had the vision to use our multitudinous free resources to expand access to Tai Chi & Qigong, to create a healthier world. We are proud and excited to have played our part in his important work:
Dear Mr. Bill Douglas [& World Tai Chi & Qigong Day],
I am Joseph DiMeco a 100% disabled retired veteran with 20 years in the United States Army.
I have been working on a project to get TriCare, TriCare for life, and Medicare to pay for this kind of treatment and you have encapsulated the information I need to complete my invitation to Congressman Trent Franks and Congressman Harry Mitchell to do a presentation on this very issue you describe in your article so elegantly.
I am asking your permission to use your article [Tai Chi and High Blood Pressure] to in this presentation. Thank you for you kind generosity in advance to your decision.
Joseph A. DiMeco, Jr.
We, here at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, hope that all teachers, enthusiasts, groups and schools will use the resources we have worked so hard to provide to you . . . as effectively and with as much vision as Joseph has and is. Thank you Joseph for enabling us to be an affective resource to your work and vision.
Bill Douglas, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
New York Times Best Selling Author Discovers Tai Chi for His Recently Diagnosed Parkinson's Disease
Tai Chi and Parkinson's Disease
As many of you know by now, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been traveling the United States speaking at Parkinson's Disease events. Last week at an event in New York City, I met a woman now working on cutting edge research involving "Tai Chi and Parkinson's Disease" at a major medical center in New York City. We will keep you posted as this develops.
Also, a couple of weeks ago, we were contacted by a New York Times Best Selling Author, named Steve Alten, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and through our ongoing public education work has discovered and begun enjoying Tai Chi & Qigong as part of his ongoing health therapy regimen.
Steve Alten is author of Fathom (1998); Goliath (2002); The Loch (2005); and his newest action thriller coming out on January 22, 2007 is "THE SHELL GAME," which will be available in all major book stores and online book sellers.
We wish Steve the best of luck in his life journey, and with his new upcoming action thriller novel. You can PRE-ORDER Steve's upcoming novel "The Shell Game" at amazon.com or bn.com.
Steve sent me a pre-view copy of his upcoming action thriller. I am a big fiction fan, and his book was a page-turning relentlessly pulse-pounding action thriller. If you love action fiction, I think you'll love Steve's novel [Bill Douglas].
Learn more about Tai Chi and Parkinson's Disease.
BREAKING NEWS for Tai Chi, Qigong, and TCM
Tai Chi, Qigong, & TCM IN THE NEWS
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day scans global news on Tai Chi, Qigong (Chi Kung), and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), so you don't have to. We provide the latest in breaking medical research, cutting edge popular uses of these ancient health technologies, etc. to inspire and provide ideas for individuals and groups worldwide.
Below are some breaking articles, with links:
* Research indicates Tai Chi beneficial for depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders - Reuters
* NFL Wide Reciever Credits CHI KUNG With Knee Recovery !!
- Albany Times Union
* Tai Chi recommended in article on Alzheimer's Disease
- American Chronicle
* Tai Chi highly recommended for spine health
- Boulder Daily Camera
* University of California Study Indicates
Tai Chi May Reduce Headaches -- Health Jockey
* Acupuncture for PETS - Janesville, WI Gazzette
* China kicks off traditional Chinese medicine health care project
- Xinhua News Agency
* Poet credits Tai Chi as part of his recovery from
congestive heart failure - Boston Globe
* Chess Prodigy (re: film Searching for Bobby Fischer),
credits Tai Chi with his life development - Chess News
* Trialathalon competitor survives Fibromyalgia, using
Tai Chi and Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of her therapy
- Asian American Lifestyle Magazine
* Berkeley, California Tai Chi group holds "Tai Chi for Peace" event
- The Berkeley Daily Planet
* World Tai Chi & Qigong Day article "Tai Chi and High Blood Pressure" spreads through the internet - The Storm Gear
* Dow Jones MARKETWatch Article Advocates Tai Chi
* Australia: University of Sydney to play leading role in Traditional Chinese Medicine - News-Medical.net
* Qigong is gaining popularity in the U.S. - American Chronicle
* Saint Louis University physician's new book advocates Tai Chi
* World Tai Chi & Qigong Day health articles permeate the bloggosphere: "One World . . . One Breath" . . . A Massive Global Public Health & Healing Event" - Lycos blog
* Local TV Action 3 News in Nebraska advocates Tai Chi
* Minneapolis Star Tribune covers National Qigong Association Event
* Tai Chi & Qigong Help Flu Shot Effectiveness - PhysOrg.com
If you and/or your group or organization would like to help support our global health & healing work, you can.
When you order our Official TENTH ANNIVERSARY World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts for personal use, or to use as fundraisers for your coming 2008 WTCQD events . . . you enable us to do what we do, in larger and larger ways.
PLUS, you and your local group get to wear a piece of history and display your own connection to the massive multi-national "One World . . . One Breath" event that is World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.
Warmest regards, and thank you all for making this unique global health & healing project what it has become,
Bill Douglas, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
UNIQUE HOLIDAY SHOPPING By visiting www.WorldTaiChiDay.org's "Market Place" you can find unique holiday gifts. Zen Alarm Clocks, Qigong Machines, Gongs & Chimes for Feng Shui and Home Decor, . . . or how about PERSONALIZED CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY for that special someone by our in-house Chinese Art Master, Guo Ming.
In our "Market Place," you'll also find, Tai Chi Fans, Swords, Oriental Health Balls. Also Asian Lifestyle, Organic Foods & Natural Beauty Aids, and also find a selection of FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS (where developing world artisans are guaranteed Fair Wages for their productions).
By doing your holiday shopping at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org's "Market Place" you ensure, not only a fascinatingly unique shopping experience for yourself, but you also HELP TO SUPPORT OUR ONGOING FREE GLOBAL HEALTH & HEALING EFFORTS.
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