slowing aging benefits of Tai Chi & qigong

Can Tai Chi Really Slow Aging? A New Study Has The Answer

A new study published in Cell Transplantation found that Tai Chi can help raise the numbers of a stem cell — CD34 cells — important to a number of the body’s functions and structures ... The new study found that those who practiced Tai Chi enjoyed a significantly higher number of CD34 cells than those in the other groups.
-- HuffPost, 2014    Read entire article




A new study suggests the traditional Chinese martial art and sport called tai chi may replenish stem cells ...
In a group of young people, investigators compared tai chi with brisk walking or no exercise and found that the group performing tai chi saw an increase in a type of stem cell ...
--, 2018    Read entire article


Stem cells hold enormous promise for cell-replacement therapies or tissue repair in many age-related degenerative disorders, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and Parkinson's disease. In the context of time and ageing, stem-cell research is important ...
-- NIH, 2005        Read entire article




Anti-Aging Benefits of Qigong ...
The main conclusion from many studies is that qigong exercise helps the body to heal itself. In this sense, qigong is a natural anti-aging medicine.
-- Qigong Institute    Click to read more





Qigong exercise increases the level of testosterone in blood and physical power of sportsmen
-- Physical Education College, Guangzhou, China     Read entire article at Qigong Institute




Effects of Tai Chi Training on Antioxidant Capacity in Pre- and Postmenopausal Women
The 8-week design TC training (2 sessions in class; 2 sessions at home, 1-1:15/session) is beneficial on functional balance, flexibility and muscular strength ... rotational movements of TC postures with slow and deep breathing increased erythrocyte GPx activity and reduced tHcy concentrations, in both pre- and postmenopausal women. Tai Chi would be a good physical activity design for aged women in order to increase their antioxidant protection ...
-- NIH, 2011      Read entire study




... findings from this cross-sectional study suggest that experienced Tai Chi practitioners may function better than older controls in daily activities that require eye-hand coordination

-- Hiindawi Journal      Read entire article



Growth hormone (GH) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) secretion decline with advancing age and are associated with the symptoms of aging. ... from the findings of the present study and from the above elaborate discussion, it can be concluded that combined approach of yoga (Kriya, Suryanamaskara, Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation) significantly increases the basal level of GH and DHEAS in the blood, thus contributing in promoting healthy aging.
-- NIH, 2014     Read study




Anti-aging medicine can repel Father Time
Chan explained that stress leads to the release of harmful hormones, such as cortisol, that break down the body. Anxiety also interferes with the production of beneficial hormones, which are already in decline as people reach their mid-40s. Tai chi counteracts this by calming the mind, slowing the release of stress-related hormones.
--, 2009




AGING, slowing the aging process. Research at Baylor Medical School has found that some cells from the bodies of long-term QiGong practitioners live five times longer than the same cells from ordinary test subjects.

Other research from The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension looked at several aspects of aging. They determined that QiGong is an effective measure in preventing and treating geriatric diseases and delaying the aging process.





Government Issues New Physical Activity Guidelines
Older adults – Keep exercising like other adults as long
as you can sustain that level of exercise. If you have
a history of falls or have balance concerns,
include exercises like tai chi . . .





The two studies are the first involving Tai Chi to be reported by scientists in a special frailty reduction program sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
In the first study, Steven L. Wolf, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., found that older people taking part in a 15-week Tai Chi program reduced their risk of falling by 47.5 percent. A second study, by Leslie Wolfson, M.D., and colleagues at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, found that several interventions to improve balance and strength among older people were effective. These improvements, particularly in strength, were preserved over a 6-month period while participants did Tai Chi exercises..
-- NIH, National Institutes on Aging


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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. 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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