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1995...The American Medical Association
(vol.273, p. 1341-1347) Published a landmark study that showed Tai Chi to be twice as effective as other exercises in the prevention of falls among the elderly.
September 1997...The Mayo Clinic Health Letter
"Without practice, your sense of balance can deteriorate. Techniques for improving your balance are easy to do and effective. A more sophisticated and enjoyable method is Tai Chi. Originally developed in China, Tai Chi involves slow and gentle movements. It helps relax and strengthen muscles and joints. Studies have shown that Tai Chi is one of the most effective ways to prevent falls. In one large study, those who practiced T'ai Chi reduced their risk of falls by 40%."
Recent research carried out and published under the auspices of The National Institute of Health and the Whitehouse Conference On Aging, conducted by Dr. Ting-sen Xu of Emory and Henry University of Atlanta found that "Tai Chi achieved better results that any other intervention more familiar to western-trained health professionals." There were significant boosts in balance and an elevated sense of well being. So impressive were Dr. Xu's studies, that he received a new $1.5 million grant to continue his research.
Deborah Young, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...
Her studies showed Tai Chi was just as effective as aerobics in lowering blood pressure without the potential for injuries as aerobics. A similar study in England showed that not only was systolic blood pressure lowered, but only those practicing T'ai Chi experienced a lower diastolic blood pressure reading.
La Trobe University in Australia found that Tai Chi reduced levels of stress hormones more effectively than some other forms of activity.
October 31st, 1999...Parade Magazine
Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld commenting on chronic fatigue syndrome, "Various mind-body approaches have been used, including Tai chi, meditation, relaxation, guided imagery, Qigong and yoga. These do add to your energy level by reducing stress, and I do recommend using them."
With the proper training, the practice of Tai Chi may not only add to the quality of our lives now, but also give us the opportunity to live more fully during our natural life span.
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