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Tai Chi Effective For Fibromyalgia

Do you or someone you know suffer from Fibromyalgia? This March, 2018 article, Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia, may be of interest. Please feel free to share.

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Your Friends at the Healer Within Foundation

Harvard: The Health Benefits Of Tai Chi

The following groundbreaking article originally appeared in the Harvard Women's Health Watch publication in May, 2009. Updated in December of 2015 to include new research findings, it remains an excellent resource and respected introduction to the benefits of Tai Chi. 

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.



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Tai Chi and Chronic Pain

Harvard Medical School Reports

Some solid research shows that tai chi can benefit people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, tension headache, and other ongoing, painful conditions. In one trial, for example, 66 people with fibromyalgia were randomized into two groups: one group took tai chi classes twice a week, the other group attended wellness education and stretching sessions twice a week. After 12 weeks, those in the tai chi group reported less pain, fewer depression symptoms, and better sleep than the control group. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Are You Self-Centered?

Are You Self-Centered?

by Brian Trzaskos, IIQTC/Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer
PT LMT CSCS CMP MI-C

Finding ways to center ourselves during the day may be the key to unlocking a more enjoyable work life. Tai Chi employs a very simple process to center the body, breath, and mind.

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Medical Qigong - Round UP

This month, our 5th Saturday Gathering will focus on the topic of Medical Qigong. In keeping with that theme, we share an article contributed by IIQTC Senior Trainer, Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C. Thanks to Brian for this great information and insight!

Round Up

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