19 posts categorized "Brain Damage"

July 23, 2020

Tai Chi Boosts Memory and Thinking Ability

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that tai chi showed the potential to enhance cognitive function in older adults, especially in the realm of executive function, which manages cognitive processes such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, and verbal reasoning.

That may be because tai chi, a martial art that involves slow, focused movements, requires learning and memorizing new skills and movement patterns....MORE...


Sunset tai chi

February 22, 2020

Effectiveness of Tai Chi for Adults with Health Conditions


Should you be practicing tai chi for your health? 

According to a scoping review of meta-analyses summarizing evidence of the effectiveness of Tai Chi for adults with health conditions, Tai Chi can significantly benefit adults with health conditions including cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, depression, heart failure, hypertension, low back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease and stroke. Outcomes included significant improvements in activities of daily living, balance, exercise capacity, gait, mastery, mental health, mobility, motor function, participation in daily life, physical function, quality of life, range of motion, and strength; with reductions in blood pressure, body mass index, depression, disability, dyspepsia, falls, fatigue, pain, stiffness, and waist circumference...MORE...



October 11, 2019

From Tai Chi to Acupuncture, VA Embracing New Kind of Health Care


The Department of Veterans Affairs is embracing a new kind of health care. For some veterans, acupuncture and tai chi are even replacing painkillers...MORE...

February 16, 2019

Researchers Conclude the Practice of Tai Chi Keeps Your Brain Young


Want to slow down the aging of your brain? Researchers say the practice of tai chi can do that! 

October 17, 2018

Tai Chi: Medication in Motion

When Peter M. Wayne, medical editor of Introduction to Tai Chi from Harvard Medical School, began conducting scientific studies on the health benefits of tai chi, he began noticing that tai chi works in a variety of ways, not just one. Whereas most drugs have a single active ingredient, he observed that tai chi was more like a multidrug combination that uses different components to produce a variety of effects...MORE... 

September 14, 2018

The Tai Chi Transformation


Tai chi transformation

August 31, 2018

What is REAL Tai Chi?

Every so often I get asked if Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health is REAL tai chi.

I am going to let Dr. Lam answer that.

August 4, 2018

SHAPE Magazine Explains Why You Should Do Tai Chi


Tai Chi has been around for centuries, but it seems to be having a moment. Pinterest included it in its top 100 trends for 2018, noting a 189 percent increase in searches.

Research suggests that Tai Chi provides amazing mind and body benefits. And if you pack your week with intense training sessions, all the more reason to add Tai Chi into the mix. It improves your body awareness, which is why many dancers and athletes use Tai Chi for cross training, says Peter Wayne, Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Still not sold? Read on for more reasons why Tai Chi is well worth your time...MORE...


Sunset tai chi

February 1, 2018

The Power of Your Breath

Mindful breath

January 29, 2018

This is Your Brain on Tai Chi



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