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Breaking Medical News:
Tai Chi Proven Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Pain Therapy
  
Tai Chi Federation of Europe's Gold Medalist in Tai Chi
Speaks on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Impact!
  
Get Inspired for WTCQD 2013! Video of Past Events:
Egypt - Israel - Puerto Rico - New York - Australia
  
Earth World Tai Chi & Qigong Day  

TOGETHER, WE ARE CHANGING OUR WORLD ...
One central nervous system at a time ... 

 
       



WorldTaiChiDay.org, Empowering Tai Chi & Qigong
Practitioners and Teachers to Educate the World . . .


"World Tai Chi Day has a great medical and anecdotal library
so it makes great sense to share this resource with NHS (UK
National Health Services) staff. Next my aim is to encourage
annual tai chi awareness events within the NHS
on World Tai Chi Day."

Mark Peters, www.midlandstaichirehab.com
United Kingdom World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizer

 

 
  
  
  
  
  
WorldTaiChiDay.org, Empowering Tai Chi & Qigong
Practitioners and Teachers to Improve Society
and to minimize national health costs . . . 


       "WorldTaiChiDay.org's Medical Research Library enabled
       us to create a proposal for our territorial government,
       Queensland Health, showing how health costs could be
       cut by providing Tai Chi classes to seniors, and now
       Queensland Health sponsors Tai Chi classes for seniors
       in our territory."
  
       Rod Ferguson, Australian Academy of Tai Chi,
       Australian World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizer
       http://www.livingchi.com.au/
  
 






WorldTaiChiDay.org Helps Tai Chi & Qigong
Groups Generate Media Attention . . .

          Media Coverage of WTCQD 

 

        "Because of our participation in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day,
         I was interviewed in daily newspapers in first year i organised
         a World Tai Chi Day event here in Croatia in year 2000. 

         Since that time till today i was a guest on many national
         TV stations and shared this wonderfull arts of taiji and qigong
         and its benefits with many people via magazines, tv , library
         presentations, it is amazing how we could share our message
         more easily when we are working together like
         www.worldtaichiday.org enables us to do."

         Nikolas Maricic, Tai Chi Federation of Europe
         Gold Medalist in Tai Chi Competition, and
         World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizer for Croatia
         http://www.facebook.com/wushu.croatia

 

 

 

Croatian Tai Chi Gold Medalist  

      

HRT Taijiquan - TaiChi - Osteporoza - breathing - Qigong

HRT Taijiquan - TaiChi - Osteporoza - breathing - Qigong

Nikolas Maricic on National Croatian Television Speaking on Qigong

  
  

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Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters, 

Do you have a Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus account for your local Tai Chi and Qigong group or school? If not, WorldTaiChiDay.org's Event Organizing Kits can help. As you learn how to organize an effective WTCQD event, these Organizing and Media Kits also helps you grow your local Tai Chi and Qigong community.

Have you ever done Press Releases or approached local media about breaking Tai Chi and Qigong medical research, and what your local group or school has to offer the residents of your community? WorldTaiChiDay.org's Media Kits are a FREE public service you can use. See below ...
  
Our FREE WTCQD Banners, Posters, and Flyers/Leaflet Artwork had a glitch when first announced last week. We fixed it!  You can now download them as pdf's at: http://worldtaichiday.org/Posters_flyers.html to help you get maximum public and media attention for your event, school, or organization. You'll see Organizing and Media Kit links at the Poster/Flyers page link above.
  
Official WTCQD Banner 2013 
  
BBC News's Health Editor just reported that Arthritis Research UK organization found that of 25 arthritis therapies, only a handful were judged to have enough medical evidence to support their use. These included tai chi, acupuncture, massage and yoga.
  
Also, Mark Peters of UK and European Tai Chi fame is educating the United Kingdom's National Health System staff about Tai Chi and Qigong with the help of WorldTaiChiDay.org's Medical Research Library, and by organizing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day media events in the United Kingdom. See a note from Mark about their work in the UK below.
  
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 is only 3 months away! Time to get inspired. Please share this newsletter with the below Video Gallery of past WTCQD events from around the world widely with all your tai chi and qigong contacts, friends, loved ones, and if you are a teacher, your students. You can use the Facebook, Twitter, etc. buttons at the top of this email to post or retweet our newletters, and the forward to friends button above enables you to forward these to your friends.  
  
Also, Croatian World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers, Sifu Nikolas Maricic, of Croatia, recently participated in the Tai Chi Federation of Europe's Tai Chi competition and won the Gold Medal for Tai Chi. Sifu Maricic provided World Tai Chi & Qigong Day flyers to the fellow competitors at the TCFE's event, inviting all to participate in our global event. Sifu Maricic, sent us this below letter on his competition, with the exciting news of his Gold Medal in Tai Chi, and he also explains how his group's participation in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day each year has enabled them to gain mass media attention for their classes and healing work teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Croatia.
  
Below is Master Maricic's message to us and to World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters and participants.
  
Lastly, a HUGE THANK YOU to Tu Tai Chi & Qigong in Chittaway Bay, New South Wales, Australia for BEING THE FIRST BULK T-SHIRT
ORDERER for 2013!!
 
Worldtaichiday.org is only able to do what we do, with the support of those who order Official T-Shirts. Tu Tai Chi & Qigong and the Tai Chi players of Chittaway Bay, Australia have been long time supporters of our efforts, and we want to extend our deepest bow of appreciation for your good health & healing work in Australia, and for recognizing the value of what we do here at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org as well.
  
  
  



One World ... One Breath ..., 

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


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A Moment in Tai Chi History:
Grand Masters 
During the historic International Tai Chi Symposium at Vanderbilt University, when WTCQD Founders met with the five grandmasters of the Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu Hao, and Sun styles of Tai Chi. (Chen Zhenglei, Yang Zhenduo, Wu Wenhan, Ma Hailong, Sun Yongtian), all five grandmasters agreed that ALL styles of Tai Chi offer the same benefits when done correctly, thereby once and for all ending any need for conflicts or arguments between Tai Chi players of various styles.

  
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I learned of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in 1999 and i wrote an email to the organisers , and then i applied for it and held our first World Tai Chi Day event in a local park, and by using the Media Kits at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org we gained coverage of our event in daily newspapers in the first year i organised it here in year 2000. Since that time till today i was guest on many national TV stations and shared this wonderfull arts of taiji and qigong and its benefits to many people via magazines, tv , library presentations, it is amazing how we could share our message more easily when we are together for an event like World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. www.worldtaichiday.org helped us all work together to share this ancient healing art an art that can make anyone more effective in all areas of their lives.  

 

Making our stress more useable in our life with these arts rather then stress affecting us ina negative way is a rather better option . When i practiced my taijiquan everyday while working on a ship it was an amazing experience that I never let go of. Since i am more relaxed and healthier, especially my internal organs that are working to maximum of their potential and also I feel energetic in daily life and what is more important I see in my students that they have more smiles, more energy after training in my classes, seniors as well as students.

 

Today working with Confucius Institute, with home for seniors, with students more and more is reachable to all generations . Thank You China for giving us such amazing gifts to enjoy in our lives and that so many people can join us in this amazing health and fun activity. My program is recognized by Croatia's Ministry for Sport and Education so it can be used in educational institutions like schools and universities asgym class

 

Finally attending tai chi championships and events is amazing and recently I attended European Taijiquan and Internal Arts Championships in Lignano, Italy www.tcfe.org, won gold medal there and distributed information to all instructors there via a brochure that encouraged them too to jojn in our world wide event, I also wore a World Taichi and Qigong day T-shirt that made people aware of it and caused many to ask me questions about World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. I shared information with other instructors, and encouraged them to join championships in my own country and in april in Hong Kong where I will attend wushu championships, I like to share this information everywhere I go.

In a world where negative messages and messages about people make life more stressfull, sharing this wonderful positive and healthy message about www.worldtaichiday.org is refreshing for all and it would be great for every tai chi and qigong club to join in on global World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebrations. 

  

  

Nikolas Maricic, Tai Chi Federation of Europe Gold Medalist in Tai Chi, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizer, Croatia, Europe
http://www.facebook.com/wushu.croatia
  
  
2012 World TaiChi & Qigong Day Svjetski Dan Croatia - Hrvatska - Official 13th event
World TaiChi & Qigong Day Svjetski
Dan Croatia - Hrvatska - Official 13th event
  
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Tai Chi and chi-kung for patient rehabilitation

Tai Chi and Chi-kung (qigong) have been used in China for centuries, it has been said, to aid health and well-being. Tai Chi is now said to be the most widely practiced martial art in the world so is now the time for its curative abilities to become more available for patients in the National Health Service (NHS)? A sort of self-defence against life's wear and tear.

I have been teaching tai chi for patient rehab - falls prevention, Cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab etc. - since 1995 and recently setup the NHS's own 'Tai Chi for Rehabilitation' website on the NHS Network. The address is http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/tai-chi-chi-kung-for-rehabilitation

The aim is to share knowledge and experience of the application of Tai Chi and Chi-Kung as both a physical and psychological program of patient rehabilitation. Physically strengthening and improving mobility through the gentle circular movements. Two key issues are Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia which Tai chi looks to address via increased functionally correct weight bearing movement, flexibility and tonality. Next The focus on mindfulness in tai chi aids psychological resilience due to its focus on 'hear and now' thinking rather than future pacing which is the main cause of anxiety.

World Tai Chi Day has a great medical and anecdotal library so it makes great sense to share this resource with NHS staff. Next my aim is to encourage annual tai chi awareness events within the NHS on World Tai Chi Day.

Mark Peters, United Kingdom
Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan
www.kaiming.co.uk 

For further information on the points discussed and training in Tai Chi for patient rehab please contact Mark Peters at www.midlandstaichirehab.com
United Kingdom

 

Mark Peters, United Kingdom 

  
  
  
  
"One World ... One Breath."
  
 
"Alone we can do so little ... together ... so much."
-- Helen Keller
    
WTCQD Event Montage 
  
  
  

 
  
  
  
"The best of men are like water.
Water is good; it benefits all things
and does not compete with them."
-- Lao Tzu
  
  
  
  
OFFICIAL 2013 T-SHIRTS ARE
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
(w/ pre-order discount prices, see bottom of email).
  
T-Shirt 2013 Mockup 

FREE Banner/Poster/Flyer Artwork
for Your WTCQD Event

 
   

 

 

We have created FREE BANNER Artwork for a 8 foot x 3 foot banner (you can have your
printer print it smaller if you like), so that the public will know what your event is when they
walk or drive by, and also so that the media will have an image capturing your part in a
global health & healing event.

You can also help support our work, and get a PERSONALIZED version of the banner with|
your local group/school/organization's website included on the poster.

Also, you'll find FREE 3' x 4' POSTER Artwork you can use to get posters printed for
placement in bookstores, healthfood stores, etc. etc. to let your local community know
about your coming event, and how they can connect with you and your group to get
involved. The artwork provides a space where you can type in your local
group/school/organization's contact info.

You'll also find FREE 11" x 8.5" FLYER Artwork that you can use to print flyers, also with
space to include your local group/school/organization's contact info. These flyers will
enable your students and friends and loved ones to become part of your Organizing efforts,
passing flyers out at church, temple, or mosque, healthfood stores, libraries, or leaving
them at their doctor's offices, or community organizations ... so they too can be a part of
expanding world health & healing. People like to feel empowered to be a part of something
good and larger than themselves, don't deny your students this opportunity
to feel empowered.

http://worldtaichiday.org/Posters_flyers.html

 

  

 

WorldTaiChiDay.org cannot do what we do without your support, via the
Official WTCQD T-Shirts - Please, organize your local group to pre-order
Official T-Shirts at the discounted pre-order price (bottom of email).

 

 

 

 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizing & Media Kits
 
WTCQD 2013 is on Saturday, April 27, 2013
 
 

WTCQD Organizing Kits  

      

Here at WorldTaiChiDay.org we have created step-by-step guides to help you organize your own World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event, and to get the most of it. Visit the above page to utilize all the myriad free features we've created for you to use. http://www.worldtaichiday.org/OrganizingKits.html

After reading the page's overview, view the menu on the right. You'll find a link where you or your group or school can list your local contact information and your plans for WTCQD 2013. If you have a listing, you can click on and sign in, to make sure your listing and plans are up to date.

You'll also see Community Organizing, Media (Pre-Event) Organizing, and Event Organizing guides to help you maximize attendence for your event, and to gain maximum media interest, and optimum coverage, to help inform your community about Tai Chi & Qigong's benefits and about your local work.

Our Past Event Photos link provides you with thousands of beautiful and spectacular photos of past WTCQD events worldwide, that you can use as part of your press releases, or other outreach materials. These are free services, we only ask that you utilize them solely for WTCQD organizing purposes and that you credit www.WorldTaiChiDay.org when using them in your material.

The Official Proclamations link lists (with printable jpeg copies) past Official Proclamations of WTCQD events worldwide, that you can use to help gain public interest in the promotion of your event, to reach out to media to cover your event, or to approach public officials to officially proclaim your local event as part of the global happening. In fact, when you click on the Official Proclamations link you'll see a menu link giving tips on how to approach local officials for proclamations of your event.

Past Media is provided to help you get local Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners excited about participating in your local event. The past media coverage from major media worldwide will show the breadth and scope of this unprecedented global health & healing event you are inviting local residents to become involved in. Past media resources may also be used to interest local media, local institutions, or government to support your event.

Our Medical Research section is the culmination of nearly 15 years of work here at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org, designed to put the world's medical research breakthroughs on Tai Chi and Qigong's myriad benefits at your finger tips, enabling you to more effectively educate your community and world of how these ancient mind-body and fitness tools can improve quality of life for all citizens.).

 

 
Past Events Video Gallery
 
 
Official WTCQD Banner 2013
 
 
World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Saint Augustine, Florida
World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Saint Augustine, Florida

 

 

Interacci??n con el  Publico World Tai chi & Qi Gong Day 2011 Puerto Rico
Interaccion con el Publico
World Tai chi & Qi Gong Day Puerto Rico
 

 

World First World Tai Chi Day  Flash Mob 2011 Sorrento Quay Perth Australia
World First World Tai Chi Day Flash Mob 2011 Sorrento Quay Perth Australia

 

World Tai Chi Day in Bryant Park
World Tai Chi Day in Bryant Park,
Manhattan, New York City

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2010 - Brisbane Australia.MP4
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2010 - Brisbane Australia.MP4

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Scottsdale AZ - 2012
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day,
Scottsdale AZ - 2012

 

 

World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day - Egypt News - 2011
World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day -
Cairo, Egypt News - 2011

 

 

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebrated in Israel
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Celebrated in Jerusalem, Israel

 

 

D??a Mundial del Taiji y Qigong - Escuela Cubana de Wushu - abril 2011

Dia Mundial del Taiji y Qigong - Escuela Cubana de Wushu - abril 2011

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Havana, Cuba

 

 

Shaolin of Lomita on Channel 7 World Tai Chi Day

Shaolin of Lomita on Channel 7

World Tai Chi Day, Los Angeles, California

   

WorldTaiChiDay.org cannot do what we do without your support, via the
Official WTCQD T-Shirts - Please, organize your local group to pre-order
Official T-Shirts at the discounted pre-order price (bottom of email).

 

 

 



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Medical Research: Tai Chi Proven to Treat Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain
 
 

 

 

For arthritis, they found 53 trials of 14 different therapies among nearly 6,000 patients. Only tai chi and acupuncture appeared to work.

 

For fibromyalgia there were 50 trials of 17 different therapies in more than 3,000 patients. Acupuncture and massage came out top, closely followed by tai chi and relaxation therapy ...

 

For sore backs, yoga and acupuncture appeared the most effective, and there was some evidence to also support the use of osteopathy and relaxation therapy as well as the Alexander technique which focuses on posture and movement.

 

Lower back pain was the most investigated condition, with 75 trials of 14 different therapies across over 11,600 participants.

 

According to the lead author of the report, Dr Gareth Jones from the University of Aberdeen, there is very little evidence for most complementary therapies.

 

"There's either no evidence that they're effective or there's some evidence that they are not effective.

 

"But there are some exceptions, like acupuncture and the whole body therapies like massage and tai chi, which do appear to work."

 

-- Michelle Roberts, Health Editor, BBC News Online 

  

  

 

 

 

"By linking my site to WorldTaiChiDay.org's comprehensive
and easy to use listing of health research
, I help prospective
students with health concerns learn that Tai Chi will be both
safe and beneficial for them.
Rather than reinventing the wheel,
I just link to this health benefits page on World Tai Chi Day's
website, and provide this service without all the work.
Thank you."

 -- Master Teacher Vincent J. Lasorso, Jr.
White Willow School of Tai Chi
Cincinnati, Ohio     
www.whitewillowtaichi.com 
 
"I set up a tai chi website for [UK national] health service staff (NHS)http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/tai-chi-chi-kung-for-rehabilitation
where I add information including [medical research info] you send
through your WorldTaiChiDay.org Newsletters."
-- Mark Peters, Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan, United Kingdom
   
www.kaiming.co.uk
  
  

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