Tai Chi and Qigong
Improves cognitive function
Can relieve anxiety and depression
Significantly lowers blood pressure
Reduces resting heart rate
Relieves arthritic pain
Increases bone density
Improves immune function reduces inflammation
Increases balance reducing falls
Improves quality of life markers in health
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of Tai Chi
Kerry-Anne - Qualified in the Beijing 24 Short Form 太极拳 and Qigong
Contemporary and traditional qigong has over 600 moves specific to healing. Both exercise forms embrace the mind, body and spirit connection for health and healing.
Tai Chi, Qigong and Immunity
According to an article written by well.org some recent studies, have evaluated the long-held belief that qigong improves immune system functioning – a characteristic that can be measured and quantified. One study showed that qi gong practice increased the quantities of monocyte and lymphocytes – two white blood cell types that make up the majority of the lymphatic immune system. Another study, conducted at UCLA, compared two groups’ immunity to the shingles virus – half of the group went through a tai chi (similar to qi gong) exercise program for 16 weeks, while the other half was given health classes on stress management and exercises for improved immune functioning. After the 16 weeks, the tai chi group showed an improvement in immunity to the virus similar to the effects of the vaccine. Both groups were then given the vaccine – nine weeks later, the group that had gone through both tai chi and had the vaccine showed a 40 percent increase in immunity over the group that had just had the vaccine. One more study concluded that a consistent tai chi regimen improved T cell helper function for patients with type 2 diabetes.