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What is Tai Chi and Qigong?


According to medical experts, Tai Chi and Qigong is…...


“Medicine in Motion” Harvard Health Newsletter


TAI CHI (pronounced TIE-chee, sometimes spelled Taiji) and QIGONG (pronounced CHEE-gung, sometimes spelled Chi Kung) are ancient exercises from China. Tai Chi is the most popular and well known form of Qigong. Qigong, which is at least 5,000 years old, began as China’s original health care system and is the ancestor of what we know as Chinese medicine and Acupuncture today. Both are based on the observation, imitation, and embodiment of the principles of nature.


“Miracle Exercise”—Dr. Oz


Dr. Oz calls these practices “miracle exercises from China for people seeking to avoid drugs,
surgery, and expensive doctor bills.” Below is a partial list of the conditions that research shows can improve with regular practice of Tai Chi and Qigong:
• Arthritis
• Low bone density
• Breast cancer treatment
• High blood pressure.
• Parkinson’s disease
• Addiction
• Sleep problems
• Balance problems and falls
• Stroke
• Fibromyalgia
• Dementia
• Shingles

“All inclusive exercise”—Mayo Clinic


Tai Chi and Qigong includes all five of the essential components of exercise in one unified whole:
• Aerobic
• Strength Training
• Core Stability
• Flexibility
• Balance
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