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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice that combines gentle movements with deep breathing and meditation; it is a low impact workout which perfectly complements many holistic cancer treatment philosophies. The foundational principles and techniques of Tai Chi will empower you and awaken the warrior within.

Tai Chi teaches you to find balance between strength and flexibility, understand alignment, increase physical balance, prevent falls and to free the skeleton from being a prisoner of the soft tissues. Every soft tissue is involved and engaged through the soft and agile movements of Tai Chi: the skin, the face, the muscles, the tendons and finally the ligaments. When practicing the Tai Chi stances, you maintain or increase your range of motion through your joints as well as build bone density.

Potential Benefits of Tai Chi for Individuals with Cancer

Modified Tai Chi may help cancer patients with aches and pains in soft tissues or joints. Through a modified Tai Chi form, and other tailored mind/body prescriptions, the Tai Chi philosophy can lead individuals to learn and understand correct alignment to reduce physical stress, improve daily performance, and increase flexibility while building muscle strength and bone density.

Tai Chi may lead to better physical balance and stronger circulation of blood and energy. Tai Chi is a complimentary method for both preparing and recovering from surgery. Practicing with a positive, motivated group of people who are interested in empowering themselves with mind/body tools is a great support group for people who like to take an active role in their journey to better health.


References:

A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi – (PMC) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085832/

A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia – http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0912611

Scientific Papers – http://www.qigonginstitute.org/html/papers.php

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