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Does Tai Chi Fight Diseases And Is It Because of Chi (Qi)?

Some people don’t attend school, some only finish grade school; other students finish high school and attend university or obtain a graduate degree.  You can find successful and happy people who have stopped learning at different levels.  Few people, even … Continue reading

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Should You Learn Yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong?

Yoga and Tai Chi have become popular worldwide.  They appear in commercials and are taught in many fitness and community centers.  Seniors and the sedentary are persuaded that Yoga and Tai Chi are ideal for their health.  In addition, Tai … Continue reading

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The Concept of Qi. Part 2

Part 2. Qi in Chinese Medicine Marty Eisen, Ph. D.  In Part 1 of this series, the universal concept of Qi was introduced. Then, the various types of bodily Qi, used in traditional Chinese medicine to explain health and disease, … Continue reading

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Are There Dangerous Qigong Teachers?

Unscrupulous Qigong teachers can be dangerous to your wealth, health, intellect and spirit. Two examples of people donating large sums of money to organizations will be given. There are many other examples. The danger of these con men is their … Continue reading

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The Concept of Qi. Part 1

Marty Eisen, Ph.D. and Kevin Chen, Ph.D. 1.  Qi Before any scientific investigation of Qi, the concept of Qi and its properties in Chinese philosophy must be known, in order to judge how closely any modern scientific interpretation fits. Qi … Continue reading

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Are You Really Studying Tai Chi and is it Effective for Stress? Part 1

1.  What is Classical Tai Chi? Only the Yang style will be discussed.  However, similar types of training were used in other classical styles (Chen, Wu and Sun), since these were also internal forms of Kung Fu for health and … Continue reading

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Are You Really Studying Tai Chi and is it Effective for Stress? Part 2

4. Tai Chi for Stress-related Symptoms Control of Hypertension In Wang et al.’s recent review (4) of Tai Chi, four studies (two with randomized control) were discussed in terms of its effects on hypertension, and all of them reported that … Continue reading

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