This week an article in Huffington Post titled "12 Reasons to Try Tai Chi," explained that the over-prescribing of antibiotics is creating a new strain of superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics. The article highlights how Tai Chi boosts the immune system, and goes on to cite that 99.9% of all illness is either caused by or exacerbated by stress. Tai Chi and Qigong are perhaps the most effective stress management techniques on the planet, meaning that we as Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners and teachers are profoundly precious gifts to the world. Teachers who focus on the stress management mindful meditative quality of Tai Chi and Qigong often hear students thanking them for profoundly changing their lives, by finally giving them a way to loosen, breathe, and unload stress.
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Another article about Tai Chi:
Cardiologist explains Tai Chi's powerful medical benefits ...
May, 2014 MindBodyGreen article
Tai Chi originated from the martial arts while a closely related practice, Qigong, began as a healing tool. Today both are thought to improve mind-body coordination, breath and movement control, coordination, balance, and to reduce stress. I will refer to them together as Tai Chi for the purposes of this article.
Here are some of the scientifically proven benefits of Tai Chi?
1. Tai Chi is good for your heart.
2. Tai Chi can help people dealing with cancer.
3. Tai Chi can help if you're dealing with lung disease.
4. Tai Chi is good for your joint health, especially if you're dealing with fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis.
5. Tai Chi can help with Parkinson's Disease.
6. Tai Chi is good for oral health.
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