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New Documentary on Health Care Crisis Extolls Mind-Body Tools . . .
 
Can Tai Chi and Qigong Revolutionize Healthcare?
 
 Kathleen Sebillius WTCQD Founders and Peggy Wheeler group of Topeka, meeting with now US HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebilius to discuss how Tai Chi and Qigong can revolutionize healthcare, penal and drug rehab., education, and more ...
 

 

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New documentary challenges the modern healthcare system's approach to healthcare!

 

Most of us do Tai Chi and Qigong because its fun and it makes us feel good. However, you may have not realized that it can profoundly change our healthcare system and also be a godsend to our economy.

 

Did you know that a 20 year Kaiser Permenente study found that between 70 to 85% of all illness sending people to their doctors are CAUSED BY STRESS, not aggravated by stress, but CAUSED BY STRESS.

 

Harvard Health Publications called Tai Chi "medication in motion," because of all the myriad health issues it heals or helps. What if Tai Chi and Qigong were massively spread throughout society in public and private education, corporate wellness, senior care, veterans care, etc.? Tai Chi and Qigong go to the heart of health, stress management, and mounting medical research proves that Tai Chi and Qigong can profoundly reduce health costs.

 

Tai Chi & Qigong teachers are a vastly under-utilized resource who offer a profoundly effective solution to not only healthcare challenges but economic challenges. Theoretically, based on the above research, for every trillion dollars in health costs, Tai Chi and Qigong could be at the heart of changes in healthcare that could save $750 billion of every trillion now spent.

 

A new documentary "Escape Fire" is challenging the very tenats of the modern healthcare system, that also explores mind-body solutions. See below trailer, and below articles explaining how Tai Chi and Qigong can be part of a global health revolution.

 

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Documentary Teaser 2012)
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Documentary Teaser 2012)

 

   

Bill Douglas & Angela Wong-Douglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 

 
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Tai Chi Treats Heart Disease
 
 
   

   

      

  

TAI CHI CAN TREAT
HEART FAILURE !
-- BBC News

 

A total of 29 studies met inclusion criteria, including 9 randomized controlled trials, 14 nonrandomized studies, and 6 observational trials. The study subjects included patients with coronary heart disease, heart failure, CVD, and CVDRF (hypertension, dyslipidemia, impaired glucose metabolism). Tai Chi interventions ranged from 8 weeks to 3 years, and the sample size ranged from 5 to 207. Most studies reported improvement with Tai Chi intervention, such as reduction in blood pressure and increase in exercise capacity. In addition, no adverse effects were reported. The authors concluded that Tai Chi may be a beneficial adjunctive therapy for patients with CVD and CVDRF.- Medscape Today, from WebMD, 10/26/2010
 

Read entire article at:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/729132

  

 


  

  

 BBC News - Saturday, 9 October, 2004, 23:22 GMT 00:22 UK

Tai Chi 'can treat heart failure'
 

A US study of 30 patients found regular classes gave patients better movement and reduced BNP levels, a measure of heart failure.
 

A number of the patients attended twice weekly classes for 12 months while a second group had standard treatment.
 

The British Heart Foundation said the study was "excellent news" and Tai Chi could be adopted into treatment programmes in the UK in the future. 

  

 

 


Heart disease. A 53-person study at National Taiwan University found that a year of tai chi significantly boosted exercise capacity, lowered blood pressure, and improved levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, and C-reactive protein in people at high risk for heart disease. The study, which was published in the September 2008 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, found no improvement in a control group that did not practice tai chi.
 

Heart failure. In a 30-person pilot study at Harvard Medical School, 12 weeks of tai chi improved participants' ability to walk and quality of life. It also reduced blood levels of B-type natriuretic protein, an indicator of heart failure. A 150-patient controlled trial is under way.
 

Harvard Medical School's Health Publications, May, 2009

  

  


  

 

HEART DISEASE. At the Institute of Psychology, Academia Sinica, a research study found that T'ai Chi and QiGong practice can positively affect the states of mind of subjects to lessen the incidence of Type-A behavior patterns, believed to increase the risk of heart disease. 
 

 


 

 

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Tai Chi Treats COPD, Lung Disease
 
 
   

   

      

  

Tai Chi Treats Lung Disease COPD - Says Australia Lung Foundation.
 
  

Evidence-Based Tai Chi Treatment
 

Australian Aging Agenda, 8/16/2012
 

A new study from the University of Sydney, hailed as one of the most comprehensive and conclusive studies of its kind, suggests that Sun-style of Tai Chi is not only a valid but an incredibly effective form of exercise therapy for people with COPD, which improves a person's capacity to improve exercise capacity and quality of life.
 

Recently published in the European Respiratory Journal, the research has also found that the more gentle brand of Tai Chi may be as beneficial as the traditional exercise of standard pulmonary rehabilitation. . . .
 

According to Australian Lung Foundation figures, the treatment could help an overwhelming percentage of people with COPD, as only about one per cent of the population with the disease currently have access to pulmonary rehabilitation.
 

Read entire article at:
 
http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2012/08/16/article/Evidence-based-Tai-Chi-treatment/NXBNDAAAZL
 

Also at:
 

Study finds tai chi helps people with lung disease
 
Shanghai Daily, 8/15/2012
 
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/08/15/Study%2Bfinds%
2Btai%2Bchi%2Bhelps%2Bpeople%2Bwith%2Blung%2Bdisease/
 

 





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NIH Says Tai Chi Treats High Blood Pressure
 
 
   

   

      

  

BREATHING, ACHES, BLOOD PRESSURE: ...participants observed a "big increase in breathing capacity", a disappearance of backaches and neckaches, those with high blood pressure claimed a drop of 10 to 15 mm Hg systolic at rest, and all participants claimed to have more energy in their daily work. Hawaii Medical Journal - Vol 51 No. 8 August 92

BALANCE: A ten year study on aging through Harvard, Yale and Emory University determined not only that T'ai Chi was superior to more technological balance therapies, but that T'ai Chi reduced the risk of injury by falling by 48%.

Complications from these injuries are the sixth leading cause of death in older Americans, and account for about $10 billion loss per year to the economy. USA Today, May 1996

 


 

The beneficial effects of Tai Chi Chuan on blood pressure and lipid profile and anxiety status in a randomized controlled trial.

Source

Institute of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, People's Republic of China.

RESULTS:

After 12-weeks of Tai Chi training, the treatment group showed significant decrease in systolic blood pressure of 15.6 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure 8.8 mm Hg. The serum total cholesterol level decreased 15.2 mg/dL and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol increased 4.7 mg/dL. By using STAI evaluation, both trait anxiety and state anxiety were decreased.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study shows that under well-designed conditions, Tai Chi exercise training could decrease blood pressure and results in favorable lipid profile changes and improve subjects' anxiety status. Therefore, Tai Chi could be used as an alternative modality in treating patients with mild hypertension, with a promising economic effect.

 

Read more at NIH:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14629852





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Qigong Provides Benefits in: Bone Density; Cardiopulmonary Health; Immune Function; Psychological Health; Falls Prevention
 

 

    

 

 


A meta-analysis of Qigong or Tai-Chi interventions, published in the American Journal of Health Promotion also concluded that research has demonstrated "consistent, significant results for a number of health benefits" in randomized controlled trials. Blocked Qi flow can lead to disease, according to TCM. The analysis reviewed 77 published articles for the effect of Qigong or Tai-Chi in nine categories including:
  • Bone density
  • Cardiopulmonary effects
  • Immune function
  • Psychological symptoms
  • Falls and related risk factors

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rod Ferguson of Australia Tai Chi utilized the information in WorldTaiChiDay.org's free Medical Research Library to create a proposal that resulted in Western Australia's providing Tai Chi classes to all senior citizens in their state. This created jobs for Tai Chi teachers while profoundly contributing to the health of Australians.

 

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"The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi and Qigong" USED BY TEACHERS OF ALL STYLES WORLDWIDE.
NOW in 4th Edition, by World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Founder, Released, October 2nd, 2012
 
 
   

 CIG 4th Edition    

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For 15 years the first 3 editions of this book have promoted links to Tai Chi and Qigong teachers worldwide as a free public service to help readers find local teachers. This new 4th edition links to the "Events/Classes" directory at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org . Make sure that your Tai Chi or Qigong group or school's info is there and updated.





 
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong





"Sometimes Chinese culture can be difficult to explain. Sifu Bill Douglas successfully uses American culture to explain the art of T'ai Chi Chuan. He simplifies difficult concepts, making them easier to understand. This book takes the best parts of T'ai Chi and makes them understandable [to Westerners] without requiring a grounding in Chinese culture and history."
 
-Sifu Yijiao Hong, USA All-Tai Chi Grand Champion and USA Team member; Certified International Coach and Judge, International Wushu Federation

 
  

 

 

 

"Douglas has achieved for QiGong what Apple did for the computer. He's brought it to the people ... great place to start for beginners. ... Teachers may also find this an excellent manual 'on how to explain these concepts to the general public ....'"

 

-R. Poccia, stress management instructor, Beyond Anonymous, San Francisco

  

 

 

 

 

"Visionary! If you only buy one book on T'ai Chi, then this is the book. This book is all you ever needed to know to change your life. I have taught T'ai Chi for several decades myself, yet I have now read Bill's book from cover to cover seven times, and still get something new from it each time."
-Dr. Michael Steward Sr., D.MA,
Ph.D., MA, Senior Coach for Team USA, Inductee of the World Sports Medicine and World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
 

 

 

 



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