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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is a global health education event designed to connect the global family of Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts and professionals in an annual global event. To celebrate the internal arts, and to educate the public about these powerful health & healing tools. Read on to learn how by working together as a Tai Chi and Qigong community, we may save the world trillions of dollars in health costs.
|Superbugs Could Kill Over 10 Million A Year|
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
Could Tai Chi & Qigong save the world trillions of dollars? The answer is "YES!"
Superbugs could kill 10 million people in coming years, and could cost the world upwards of $100 trillion.
Superbugs are antibiotic resistant bacteria. The overuse of antibiotics is escalating the threat of superbugs. The more bacteria is exposed to antibiotics the more it hones its battle skills to survive known antibiotics. The cost of developing new antibiotics is staggering, and it takes 10 to 20 years to cultivate new antibiotics.
So, how do Tai Chi and Qigong play into this issue? Research proves that Tai Chi and Qigong can profoundly boost the immune system, one European study showing Tai Chi practitioners DOUBLED their Helper T Cell count. Helper T Cells are the front line of the body's immune system, and consume virus, bacteria, and tumor cells ... they are the bodies NATURAL antibiotics ... and Tai Chi appears to have the effect of pumping Helper T Cells into the body.
Why isn't every child learning Tai Chi and Qigong as part of their education? Tai Chi and Qigong teachers worldwide are a vastly under-used resource in our society.
Tai chi boosts your immune system
(T-Cell count DOUBLED)
The ancient martial art of tai chi could
substantially boost the body's immune system.
Medisch Dossier (volume 6, number 7), a
Dutch medical newsletter, reports on a study
where a group of older men and women
(average age of 70) practiced tai chi three
days a week for 45 minutes. After fifteen
weeks they not only felt healthier, but had
twice the number of immune cells or
so-called T-cells "with memories", which are
specially equipped to knock out the virus that
causes shingles-an affliction in many older people.
- Ode Magazine
More research on Tai Chi and immune system
in WorldTaiChiDay.org Medical Research
What if Tai Chi and Qigong were taught in schools worldwide at age appropriate ways, employing Tai Chi and Qigong teachers all around the world to share their knowledge with public school students? This could literally double the global immune system. By working together as a global Tai Chi and Qigong family we have staged World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events in over 80 nations, and have educated millions worldwide about their health benefits.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been officially proclaimed by governors of 22 US States, several Senates including New York, California, and Puerto Rico, and by the National Congress of Brazil. Many national health and sports associations have supported World Tai Chi & Qigong Day efforts from the UK to Italy and beyond.
And you thought you were just doing a fun exercise :-)
Well Tai Chi and Qigong ARE FUN, and being part of a global wave of Tai Chi and Qigong in 80 countries on the last Saturday of April is awesomely fun ... BUT we may have something profound to offer our world as well by celebrating this global health education event year after year, working with government agencies and offices, and by the massive media coverage we get, including past coverage of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day by BBC Television, Associated Press TV, Agence France Presse TV, the New York Times, CNN, FOX News, China's Xinhua News Agency, and media worldwide.
|BBC TV News: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Fills the Streets and Squares in Latin America and the World|
Yours in Qi,
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Bill & Angela teach Tai Chi and Qigong Meditation for the University of Kansas Hospital and KU Medical Center, working with various departments including dementia, cardiac, chronic paiin, MS, Parkinson's, and diabetes departments and patients