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HWF Community Highlight - Debra Nielsen

HWF Community Member Highlight of Debra Nielsen

Healer Within Foundation is about YOU! Our Qi community members. We aim to promote connection and support your efforts in disseminating Tai Chi Easy™ (TCE) and we hope to connect practice leaders and share your stories.

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HHS Comments Submitted

Comments Submitted

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) required the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force develop the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations (Draft Report) which identified gaps or inconsistencies, and proposed updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain. CARA also required the public to have an opportunity to provide comments on the Draft Report during a 90 day public comment period, which occurred December 31, 2018 – April 1, 2019. 

HWF President, Josie Weaver, has submitted comments on behalf of the Healer Within Foundation with input from Tom Rogers of the Qigong Institute and Dr. Rachel Feinberg of the Feinberg Medical Group, a Functional Restoration Program (FRP) that features several wellness practices including Qigong and Tai Chi for people living with chronic pain  in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We express sincerest appreciation to both the Qigong Institute and Feinberg Medical Group for their support of Qigong and Tai Chi practice in clinical settings. To view all public comments, visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: 
www.regulations.gov using docket number - HHS-OS-2018-0027.

Tai Chi = Lower Risk of Falls

A recent article appearing in UK's The Telegraph states that research suggests retirees may cut the risk of falls by a fifth by practicing Tai Chi and other exercise programs, research suggests.

A study involving Oxford University found that elderly people enrolled in fitness classes to improve their strength were far less likely to end up suffering potentially deadly injuries.

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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.

Be well,
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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