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Sports Illustrated Magazine's Nov., 2012 Issue Article "Scorecard" Advocates Tai Chi & Qigong for Anxiety Attacks
Medical Research:
New Research Meta-Analysis says "Tai Chi has significant impact on reducing depressive symptoms." Worldwide, depression ranks second only to heart disease in terms of elderly years.
Consumer Reports on Health Magazine cites study showing that slow Qigong-style breathing gave relief from Hot Flashes.

National Qigong Association Conference Begins July 26, 2013 Media Kits & Organizing Kits Help Local
Enthusiasts, Groups & Schools Get Media Attention!

Hong Kong's famed South China Morning Post
did a nearly full page article on World Tai Chi & QG Day!


South China Morning Post on WTCQD 


Slowly Breathing in Strength

A Simple desire to make everyone healthier has prompted
one man to organise World Tai Chi Day from his Kansas home

South China Morning Post, April 1, 2000


[World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founder, Bill Douglas]
has staked his life savings on setting up the website and getting everything organised
- the fax bill alone last month was about $15,000;
what return
can he possibly expect?
"I don't know. I have no idea," he
admitted on the phone from his hometown of Kansas City,
"I just knew I had to try it."


Douglas ... first became interested in spreading the word
about tai chi when his mother died several years ago during an
angioplasty operation. Already a teacher of the martial arts form,
he tried to interest his parents in trying tai chi for their health, but
both had rejected it as "too weird."

But afterwards he found a note his mother had written just
before the operation.


"She said she wished that a couple of years ago she had
paid attention to the exercise I wanted to teach her: she said
she wished she had done it so that she could see her
grandchildren grow up."


It made Douglas think about how many other people he could
help before it was too late: "I wanted tai chi to be so
widespread that nobody could think of it as weird."




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One central nervous system at a time ... 

, Empowers Tai Chi & Qigong
Practitioners and Teachers to affect national health policy and to minimize national health costs . . .

"'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


AATC Master Rod Ferguson Channel 9 Tai Chi for Falls Prevention
AATC Master Rod Ferguson Channel 9 Tai Chi for Falls Prevention








Brazilian National Media have regularly covered
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events throughout
China's Xinhua News Agency and People's Daily Newspaper covered Brazil's WTCQD event, as well as national Brazilian television news (see below).


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Dia Mundial de Tai Chi Covered by Brazilian National Television
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Dia Mundial de Tai Chi Covered by Brazilian National Television








Italian National Television & print media have
covered World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events in
many of the 35 Italian cities that have
held WTCQD events.


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Tai Chi and Qigong Mondo Giorno Covered by National Italian Media
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Tai Chi and Qigong Mondo Giorno Covered by National Italian Media

Italian Media on WTCQD

Italian Media on WTCQD 2  






World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events have been held
in 56 Canadian cities, and have garnered much
local and national print and television media!


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Covered by National Canadian TV and Media
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Covered by National Canadian TV and Media









Agency France Presse covered
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Havana, Cuba


Celebration of Tai Chi day in Cuba
Celebration of Tai Chi day in Cuba








The Brazilian government made World Tai Chi & Qigong Day part of their National Celebrations for the
Anniversary of their nation's Capitol.
Brazil Compilation of WTCQD events Helps Tai Chi & Qigong
Groups Generate Media Attention . . .
          Media Coverage of WTCQD 
CNN and FOX covered the first
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event
in Kansas City




Associated Press covered Alabama's

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event!

Mobile, Alabama World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 
  World Tai Chi and QiGong Event at the Mary Abbie Berg Center in Mobile, Alabama 


, Becomes Part of Local
History in England . . .
       Union Jack has been doing such a good job &
continues to do so, organizing Tai Chi & Qigong players

worldwide to create World Tai Chi & Qigong Day together.

We are beginning to think of our local WTCQD event
now & working towards it. It is a great way to motivate
yourself & students & has become one of our annual
picnic days where we all get together in the park & play
Tai Chi & Qigong. We've had 200 people
turn up in previous years.

This year will be our 9th consecutive year of participation.
For anyone in the world who hasn't participated in one of
these events, we can really recommend it! Anyone in
Cheam, Surrey, England - is invited to attend our event,
too! Enjoy & share the Chi!
Our events have been held since 2005 in Nonsuch Park,
historical home of King Henry the Eighth. Our events
have included teachers and praticitioners of many styles.

-- Vicky Ahern, 14 year teacher and Tony Hardiman, a 50 year practitioner.
The Chi Clinic, Cheam, Surrey, United Kingdom,
United Kingdom, Cheam, Surrey




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,'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?'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: 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.
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A HUGE THANK YOU to Tu Tai Chi & Qigong in Chittaway Bay, New South Wales, Australia is only able to do what we do, with the support of those who order Official T-Shirts. 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 as well.

15 years ago, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day began organizing Tai Chi and Qigong players worldwide, now in 70 nations, and providing them with Organizing Kits and Media Kits, and Medical Research on Tai Chi and Qigong in order to gain media attention in order to educate the public about Tai Chi and Qigong benefits.
Today, FOUR TIMES MORE PEOPLE practice Tai Chi and Qigong than a decade ago. Our collective efforts have made a huge difference, and according to Australian university medical research, this change is saving society substantial amounts of money in reduced falls from balance disorders. Of course the immune system boosting qualities of Tai Chi and Qigong, the reduced depression, lowered high blood pressure, and myriad other benefits are saving society untold amounts ofavoided health costs, while dramatically improving the quality of life for millions worldwide.
We here at simply cannot do what we do without your support via the Official T-Shirts we offer annually at retail and bulk-group-discount prices. See above link.
One World ... One Breath ..., 

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


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizer, Arthur Rosenfield
Created PBS Tai Chi Program Viewed by Tens of Millions!

Breaking Medical Research:
Tai Chi proven to reduce anxiety, stress, cholesterol, blood pressure, joint pain, arthritic pain, and depression; and to increase aerobic capacity, energy, stamina, flexibility, balance, agility, muscle strength, definition; enhance sleep quality and immune function; improve symptoms of congestive heart failure, general well-being, and reduce the risk of falls; helps with Parkinson's Disease, memory, brain function; and improves exercise capacity, bone density, and treats COPD.


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.

"One World ... One Breath."
"Alone we can do so little ... together ... so much."
-- Helen Keller
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"The best of men are like water.
Water is good; it benefits all things
and does not compete with them."
-- Lao Tzu



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FREE Banner/Poster/Flyer Artwork
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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.

 cannot do what we do without your support, via the
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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizing & Media Kits
WTCQD 2013 is on Saturday, April 27, 2013

WTCQD Organizing Kits  


Here at 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.

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 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, 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.).


In Only 3 Months We Will Wrap Our Precious World in a Wave of Healing Qi ...
Everyone on the Planet is Invited to Join in!
Please share this newsletter widely, email, facebook, twitter, linkedin, googleplus, etc. Without your help spreading the world this event is not possible.
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        "Alone we can do so little ...
            together ... so much."

        -- Helen Keller










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Meta-Analysis Study by Japan Geriatrics Society finds Tai Chi Reduces Depression 

Tai chi and reduction of depressive symptoms for older adults: A meta-analysis of randomized trials

Depression is a significant mental health problem. Worldwide, depression ranks second only to heart disease in terms of impact on disability-adjusted life years ... The present review aimed to overcome some limitations of existing reviews by analyzing the effectiveness of tai chi on reducing depressive symptoms among older adults using the vigorous systematic review method detailed in the Cochrane Handbook.


The aim of the present article was to systematically review the effectiveness of tai chi for reducing depressive symptoms among older adults ... Tai chi appeared to have a significant impact on reducing depressive symptoms compared with the waiting list control groups.


Based on the results, we can conclude that tai chi is effective in decreasing self-reported depression compared with a waiting list control.

Japan Geriatrics Society, published in Geriatrics Gerontology Internationa, June, 2012




Consumer Reports on Health Magazine, January, 2013

Breath to Ease Hot Flashes


... women who practiced slow [qigong-style] breathing -- defined as six breaths per minute instead of the usual 14 or so -- for 15 minutes twice a day reported slightly more relief from hot flashes after two months [than a control group who only did it once per day, or breathed normally for 10 minutes a day].



Excerpt from the Nearly 150 Web Support Videos for The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tai Chi & Qigong
Qigong Breathing Tutorial
Excerpt from the Nearly 150 Web Support Videos for
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Australia's Brisbane Times reports:

US medical research group the Mayo Clinic says the health benefits enjoyed by an estimated
2.5 million American tai chi practitioners include: decreased stress and anxiety; increased
aerobic capacity; increased energy and stamina; increased flexibility, balance and agility;
and increased muscle strength and definition.

There is evidence that tai chi can enhance sleep quality and the immune system; lower
cholesterol levels and blood pressure; improve joint pain; improve symptoms of congestive
heart failure; and improve general wellbeing in older adults as well as reduce their risk of falls,
says the Minnesota-based not-for-profit Mayo.


Web-based Medical News Today lists dozens of scientific studies that show health benefits
associated with tai chi include: helping patients with Parkinson's Disease; improving
memory and brain function
; relieving arthritic pain; and combating depression.

A new Sydney University study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, found that
tai chi "significantly improved" exercise capacity, muscle strength, balance and quality of
life for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Study leader Regina Leung, a physiotherapist and PhD candidate in the university's health
sciences faculty, said patients also reported improved concentration and decreased stress.

Texas Tech University Health Services Centre published a study showing that tai chi boosted
bone health and muscle strength.

"Participants taking tai chi classes also reported significant beneficial effects in quality of
life in terms of improving their emotional and mental health," researchers said.

Hospitals from Brisbane to Toronto are turning to tai chi to help patients suffering
from chronic pain.


Read entire article at:





"By linking my site to'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 

"I set up a tai chi website for [UK national] health service staff (NHS)

where I add information including [medical research info] you send
through your Newsletters."
Mark Peters, Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan, United Kingdom




Medical Research:
Tai Chi Reduces Depressive Symptoms and much more ...


PBS Airs Tai Chi Program Viewed by Tens of Millions!
 Arthur Rosenfield




In 2009, Arthur Rosenfeld set off on a pilgrimage of sorts. A tai chi master and practitioner of the Chinese martial arts for over 30 years, Rosenfeld was ordained a Taoist monk by the Chinese government (in association with the Chun Yang Monastery in Guangzhou) in 2012. An author and authority on Chinese wisdom for Western audiences, Rosenfeld wanted to understand the science behind the arts of meditation, acupuncture and tai chi. His journey took him to a variety of universities, hospitals, and research facilities where he met and interviewed professionals from a variety of academic backgrounds. His research convinced him that the positive results he and millions of others have experienced with all three of these arts have a firm foundation in science. To share this information, as well as provide instruction and guidance, the results of his research have been compiled into a series of three popular DVD's, distributed by health care practitioners, appropriately titled, Harmony in Motion: The Science of Tai Chi, Energy Medicine: The Science of Acupuncture, and Stillness in Thought: The Science of Meditation. The material was so compelling that, in late 2010 PBS began national airing of Longevity Tai Chi With Arthur Rosenfeld, a show that coupled it with instructional footage. The program is a runaway success with over 56,000,000 households (180,000,000 viewers) tuning in and has reached more people than any other tai chi program to date.

While the "science of" series focused primarily on the science behinds the arts along with a primer of instruction for the viewer, it became obvious based upon the success of "Longevity" that there was an interest in more detailed instruction. The effort to create a series of instructional DVDs began in mid-2011 and culminated with the production of a three DVD set in 2012. The "Healthy Lifestyle" series, also distributed exclusively through healthcare providers, focuses on the "how to" rather than the "why to" of tai chi, meditation, and qigong. Helping thousands directly benefit from these ancient healing and self-cultivation practices, it has also met an enthusiastic audience.

Readers of Rosenfeld's critically acclaimed crime and literary novels and his best-selling non-fiction titles (His 2003 title The Truth About Chronic Pain was a finalist for the coveted Books For A Better Life award) will be happy to hear that this modern-day master has turned his literary attention to the paths, secrets and methods of tai chi. 2013 will see the publication of Tai Chi - The Perfect Exercise. This groundbreaking and enlightening work will delve deeply in the art of which so many enjoy and seek to understand. Until then, you can catch up on Rosenfeld's writings by visiting the Huffington Post, on which he blogs regularly.

2013 will also see the re-launch of Rosenfeld's website at (or which will serve as a refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life. Through the site, Rosenfeld will offer wisdom, guidance and lessons for those on the "path". In the meantime, those in South Florida can find Rosenfeld teaching every week at a tucked away park in Lighthouse Point. Stop by, meet him and take a class.


Arthur Rosenfeld is a martial arts master and authority on Taoist wisdom for the Western world. He specializes in using tai chi movement and philosophy for personal growth and transformation. His writing and teaching has been covered in local and national media including Newsweek, Ebony, New York Daily News, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Parade, Fox News Channel, Boca Raton Magazine, and syndicated national radio and television shows. His syndicated blog appears on The Huffington Post and is recurrently featured on Google News, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and more. The Arthur Rosenfeld award for writing excellence is yearly awarded at the international Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles.




National Qigong Association's 18th Annual Conference

 National Qigong Association


The 2013 NQA 18th Annual Conference
is taking place Friday July, 26 through Sunday July 28, 2013
at the Double Tree by Hilton, King of Prussia, PA (minutes from Philadelphia)


OVER 20 Workshops and Presentations taught by leaders in the world of Qigong and Taiji...
This year's Conference Keynote Presenters: Daisy Lee (Friday Evening) & Damo Mitchell (Saturday Evening)

Other presenters include: Michael Winn - Jianye Jiang - Shoshanna Katzman - Solala Towler - Mark R Reinhart - Vicki Dello Joio - Gayl Hubatch - Cari Shurman - Paul Martin and many, many more!

Learn more about this important international
Tai Chi and Qigong conference by visiting:


To register for this important event:






                      ____________________________ Comment:


16 years ago, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day founder, Bill Douglas, followed Qigong visionary
and film producer, Francesco Garripoli, at the podium at the NQA National Annual Conference.


Bill expanded a vision of a global health education event that at the time was called
World Tai Chi Day. The NQA board at the time embraced this vision and made it
their own. NQA boardmember, Roger Jahnke, urged Bill to rename the global event
to World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. And through the NQA's enthusiastic involvement, 
this vision of a global family of Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners, coming together
each year on the last Saturday of April, became the reality of a global
health & healing phenomenon that it is today. wants to take this opportunity to acknowledge that without the
NQA, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and this extraordinary global tai chi and qigong movement we all participate in each year to educate the entire planet
about the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong ... would not exist.




"Alone we can do so little ... together ... so much."

-- Helen Keller Commentary:

In a January, 2013 article, Consumer Reports on Health reported "The Fluzone High-Dose (flu) vaccine ... can cause more side effects than the usual vaccine ... Clinical trials have shown that the shot triggers higher levels of flu antibodies in older people, but it's not yet known if that translates into fewer cases of the flu ...

... Fluzone High-Dose causes a greater frequency of the side effects associated with the normal-dose flu shot, including fever, headaches, malaise, muscle aches, and soreness of the injection site ...

Until more is known about how protective the high-dose shot is, the normal dose flu vaccine remains the best option."


In the above mentioned Consumer Reports article on flu vaccine, it advises against the new Fluzone High-Dose vaccine until it is researched more. However, their conclusion is that the normal dose vaccine, which they admit in the article causes side effects of fever, headaches, malaise, muscle aches, and soreness of the injection site,
is the "best option."

In our recent Newsletter we listed a summary of a Prevention Magazine Winter/2012 article about a 2012 University of Wisconsin, Madison study that found that mindful meditation can cut your chances of catching a cold by 40 to 50%, and a University of Virginia study that found their university's varsity swimmers using Qigong once a week or more, had 70% fewer respiratory infections.

This followed on the heels of a UCLA study of several years before that found that a Tai Chi group boosted their body's Helper T-Cell counts by nearly 50% over a control group not practicing Tai Chi. Helper T-Cells consume virus, bacteria, and tumor cells.

Given that research is proving again and again that Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation boost immune function and reduce our chances of contracting the cold or flu, or other viral infection, why aren't popular magazines giving Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation that same constant recommendations that pharmaceutical solutions get? Why does the NIH only fund Complimentary and Alternative Health research with less than one half of one percent of NIH funding?

This is not necessarily an either/or, or one-versus-the-other issue. The Qigong Institute, creators of the Qigong Medical Research Database poured over all available medical research that involved Qigong, and what they found without exception is that in every case, when patients were getting a standard surgical or pharmaceutical therapy in combination, they healed better and responded to the standard treatment better than people only getting the standard therapy, and not the Qigong.


For example, the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health's website posts an abstract entitled: Effects of a Taiji and Qigong intervention on the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults.

Its conclusion, according to Professor and Tai Chi teacher, Yang Yang, is that the older adults getting flu vaccinations who practice Tai Chi and Qigong had much higher antibody responses to the vaccination than the non-tai chi and qigong practicing control group.

Given what science knows about Tai Chi and Qigong's ability to maximize circulation, increase breathing capacity, and boost immune function, with ZERO negative side-effects, why isn't mainstream health media getting it that Tai Chi and Qigong should be advocated in very health related article promoting a pharmaceutical solution.

It is not an either/or issue, it is a "how do we get people the best health solutions" issue, and in every case, according to the Qigong Institute's research, Tai Chi and Qigong are part of that solution.

-- Newsletter Magazine 





It is Time for ALL Media Health Reports to Recommend
Tai Chi and Qigong
in Articles Advocating
Pharmaceutical Therapies






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