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LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE. Tai Chi is recommended by many support groups of neuromuscular diseases. Check with your doctor to discuss introducing Tai Chi as an adjunct to your therapy.

The Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day recieved the Lou Gehrig Hero Award from the ALS Association for introducing ALS professionals to Tai Chi and Qigong.

Over the years, other types of exercises also have come into vogue that may be beneficial for those with ALS. Yoga, Pilates and tai chi are all low-impact activities that involve movement of the entire body and often include a mental component that can be meditative or stress relieving.

But remember that low-impact doesn’t mean low-intensity. Use caution to avoid fatigue and injury, and if you’re in a class, make the instructor aware of your medical condition before starting.

As with any exercise program, modification may be necessary over time.
-- Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

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* NOTE: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day advises consulting your physician before beginning any new exercise, herbal, diet, or health program. The research listed here is meant to stimulate a discussion between you and your physician, health insurance carrier, etc., not as medical advise. Research and comments provided here are hoped to stimulate a more robust discussion of powerful natural mind/body health tools.
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Popular media, health media, and government must increase attention to stunning emerging research, including the UCLA study indicating Tai Chi participants enjoyed a 50% increase in immune system resistance to viral infection.

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Author, Bill Douglas, recieved the
Lou Gehrig's Hero Award from the
ALS Association for his work
with ALS professionals.

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