Tai Chi & Qigong for Health: Seniors, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cancer and Much More

Tai Chi and Qigong are in the news daily as a healthy activity for everyone. Headlines often feature benefits for seniors and those with diseases and disabilities such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and much more. 

There is a large body of research that has been done in China on the health effects of the Tai Chi and Qigong. Western scientific research is also proliferating that reveals a great variety of beneficial physiological, social and psychological benefits. Some of these are summarized below:

  • Improves respiration and circulation
  • Increases balance and coordination
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Oxygenates the body
  • Relieves stress
  • Induces relaxation response
  • Lowers stress hormones
  • Improves posture so organs and muscles function better
  • Repetition helps restore neurological function
  • Improves mood, can improve depression
  • Visualization supports neurological retraining and improved physical functioning
  • Improves flow of energy through straight spine
  • Enhances micro-circulation
  • Enhances immune system function
  • Promotes balance of activity on each side of body.
  • Raises awareness of the body and the way it functions
  • Improves awareness of body position (proprioception)

Doctors are recommending Tai Chi and Qigong, but it is often hard to find information about how it affects particular conditions--or where to find a class that meets a person's individual needs. Rising UP! is a place to learn and share about Tai Chi and Qigong:

  • Find and attend classes.
  • Inform yourself about the research.
  • Watch and purchase videos.
  • Participate in webinars.
  • Get personal online coaching.
  • Share your stories, experience and information.
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"Rising UP! My Recovery from Multiple Sclerosis, Disability and Despair"

A story of how Tai Chi and Qigong helped Anna York recover from severe disability caused by multiple sclerosis

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