Benefits of Tai Chi & Qi Gong
There is absolutely no doubt that there are many overwhelming benefits from Tai & Qi Gong.
Here are just a few findings from different organizations.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, through their clinical studies, Tai Chi & Qi Gong can help with many things…
Here is a list of benefits from practicing Tai Chi & Qi Gong:
- Improve balance and stability in older people
- Help with Parkinson’s disease
- Reduce back pain
- Knee Pain from osteoarthritis
- Improve the quality of life for people with heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Reduce chronic neck pain
- Increase cognitive function in older people
- Improve overall well being
- Reduce anxiety
The University of Maryland Medical Center lists Tai Chi as a form of preventative and complementary therapy for a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, sleep disorders, and more.
Tai Chi can help with osteoporosis by strengthening bones. The deep breathing practiced in Tai Chi not only promotes relaxation, it also aids in the treatment of respiratory problems. Tai Chi helps with anxiety and increases blood circulation to the brain to bring about mental awareness or mindfulness.
Because Tai Chi is a very gentle and low impact form of exercise, it is safe for people of all ages, especially for seniors.
Time Magazine mentioned that people who practice Tai Chi appear to have an improved IMMUNITY to viruses! Surprisingly Tai Chi can also help with insomnia, depression, illness and reduce inflammation.
According to Mayo Clinic, Tai Chi aids in the following:
- Decreased stress, anxiety, and depression
- Improved mood
- Improved aerobic capacity
- Increased energy and stamina
- Improved flexibility, balance, and agility
- Improved muscle strength and definition
In order to receive the most benefit from Tai Chi, this article recommends finding a qualified Tai Chi instructor and continuing to train regularly.
Amazingly according to Harvard Medical School, Tai Chi has been proven as a form of REHAB & Preventive Care! Tai Chi helps reduce pain in arthritis & other aches in the body. More so Tai Chi relaxes the mind and stretch the muscles.
Professor Peter M. Wayne of Harvard Medical School strongly suggest that Tai Chi needs to be included as a standard of care in medical treatments. Not only is Tai Chi known as “Meditation in Motion” but it should also be known as “Medication in Motion!”
Studies from University of Sydney, Australia shows that Tai Chi helps with COPD by increasing oxygen absorption in the lungs and throughout the body. The extra oxygen absorption from Tai Chi, improved muscle strength, balance, cognitive function and memory!
NBC News rates Tai Chi as one of the best (and most underrated) forms of exercise for relieving stress and improving physical and mental health. According to this article, due to the gentle nature of the exercise, Tai Chi is primarily practiced by seniors. However, Tai Chi is beneficial for people of all ages. Tai Chi improves cardio function, promotes better sleep, and boosts mental clarity. Continued practice of Tai Chi builds a stronger mind/body connection, leading to better health and an improved quality of life.