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CBS News reports on WebMD article on research proving that Tai Chi can help treats some of Parkinson's disease's worst physical problems. See article below.


 

 

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CBS News Reports: Tai Chi Improves Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease ...


Indonesia's World Tai Chi Day event    

 

 

WEBMD Tai chi improves symptoms
of Parkinson's disease, 2015

 

Tai chi, a type of exercise that guides the body through gentle, flowing poses, may help some of the worst physical problems of Parkinson's disease, a new study shows.

 

If further studies confirm the findings, experts say it appears that tai chi might be an effective therapy for improving a person's ability to walk, move steadily, and balance. Tai chi may also reduce the chances of a fall.

"The results from this study are quite impressive," says Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA, a neurologist and associate professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.

 

"It's always difficult to compare results across studies, but the magnitude of the impact that they had is larger, in some cases, than what is seen with medications in Parkinson's," says Dorsey, who also directs the Movement Disorders Center and Neurology Telemedicine at Johns Hopkins. He was not involved in the research ...

 

Tai Chi Comes Out Tops 

For the study, doctors assigned 195 people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease to one of three groups: The first took tai chi classes, the second exercised with weights, and the third was assigned to a program of seated stretching. All the groups met for 60-minute sessions twice each week.

 

After six months, people who had been taking tai chi were able to lean farther forward or backward without stumbling or falling compared to those who had been doing resistance training or stretching. They were also better able to smoothly direct their movements. And they were able to take longer strides than people in the other two groups.

Like resistance training, tai chi helped people walk more swiftly, get up from a chair more quickly, and increased leg strength.

 

Perhaps the most impressive benefit of tai chi, however, was related to falls. Falls are common in people with Parkinson's, and they can cause serious injuries, including fractures and concussions. Studies show falls are the main cause of hospitalizations in Parkinson's patients. People in the tai chi group reported half the number of falls compared to those who were taking resistance training and two-thirds fewer falls than people who were doing light stretching exercises.

 

The research is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

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WorldTaiChiDay.org Directs World to Events and Schools ...


 
Learn how to list your group, school, event at WorldTaiChiDay.org! We have connected over one-million of our readers to contact info for local teachers via our global Tai Chi and Qigong School Directory!  See above links at WorldTaiChiDay.org.

























WorldTaiChiDay.org Offers Media Kits and Organizing Kits to Help Create an Event ...


 
























World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Proclaimed by Government's Worldwide ...

Government Bodies Worldwide Officially Recognize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Government Bodies Worldwide Officially Recognize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day



 
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ORGANIZING KITS: for WTCQD Events!
 
FREE Official WTCQD Organizing Kits are used by groups worldwide to organize successful World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events in over 80 nations. In the below video the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers in New York City pull together massive crowds each year, and often gain major media coverage.

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World Tai Chi Day in New York City



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BANNERS & FLYERS: WTCQD Events!
 
Official WTCQD Banners and Flyers are used by groups worldwide to augment their videos, to show the public why they are gathered and to give media a context shot of their event. In the below video the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers in Singapore use their banner in their WTCQD event video. [See frame 4:27]

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Singapore 27th April 3. By TaiChi SJY LLP  website: taichi.sg
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Singapore.
By TaiChi SJY LLP website: taichi.sg

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MEDICAL RESEARCH: WTCQD Events!

 

WTCQD has spent the last 20 years collecting medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong to help local enthusiasts and teachers to educate the public about the profound medical research showing how Tai Chi and Qigong can help with a host of health challenges.

See below San Antonio, Texas WTCQD organizer sharing some of the medical research info we provide w/ her local media and community.

Mejo Okon on World Tai Chi Day
Mejo Okon on World Tai Chi Day - San Antonio Television News


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TAI CHI & IMMUNE SYSTEM:
In their randomized-control-trial study, Tai Chi alone was found to increase participants' immunity to varicella as much as the vaccine typically produces in 30- to 40-year-old adults, and Tai Chi combined with the vaccine produced a significantly higher level of immunity, about a 40 percent increase, over that produced by the vaccine alone. The study further showed that the Tai Chi group's rate of increase in immunity over the course of the 25-week study was double that of the control group
-- Violet Li, Tai Chi Examiner, Angelina Jolie should start taking Tai Chi lessons, January 9, 2015

What is World Tai Chi & Qigong Day?
 
 
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World Taiji Day - A Global Wave


10 am local time, on the last Saturday or April each year, in over 80 countries people come together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.   One World ... One Breath.























Contact:
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-- Dr. Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi



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