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Following these (below) physician's testimonials about the amazing efficacy of SMARTaiChi's unique Tai Chi Meditation Program ... you'll find over 100 common health issues Tai Chi and Qigong have been shown to benefit ... with links to article/research links. You can share these with your doctor and loved ones ... it could change their life.
“Rx: Continue T’ai Chi. — Dx: Hypertension”
—An actual physician’s prescription for a
patient to continue in Bill Douglas’s SMARTAICHI hospital
T’ai Chi and QiGong classes to control hypertension
E.R. PHYSICIAN ON SMARTAICHI'S PROGRAM ...
"I had the privilege of studying T’ai Chi with this book’s author, Bill Douglas. As a practicing physician, there are certainly times where stress can seem to be the norm. I found T’ai Chi to be profoundly beneficial in reducing stress, increasing mental clarity, and improving my emotional as well as physical health. Where else can you find such a highly effective tool to achieve these worthwhile goals without fancy equipment or complicated formulas? If T’ai Chi can help with stress in an ER room where lives often hang in the balance, imagine what it can do for everyone else!"
—John D. Hernandez, M.D., Integrative Medicine
A SURGEON ON SMARTAICHI'S PROGRAM ...
"It has been a year since I began practicing T’ai Chi under the teaching of the author of this book, Bill Douglas ... This span of time certainly allows me to evaluate the result of this gentle “martial art,” not only as stress management therapy but, more impressively, with regard to its effect on my physical health.
Suffering for years from chronic neck pain consequent to a whiplash injury, and also suffering from a limited motion of the right shoulder, I approached the T’ai Chi course with some skepticism. The course was initiated after unsuccessful sessions of physical therapy, including mobilization, ultrasounds, heat application, etc. After two months of T’ai Chi, the pain in the cervical region disappeared while the range of motion of my right shoulder returned completely to normal. This achievement remained unchanged during the past winter up until now.
I would not hesitate to recommend T’ai Chi to individuals suffering from the same ailments as well as to mature persons who are seeking to maintain or improve their health and to remain free of chronic pain due to the aging process."
—Loredana Brizio-Molteni, M.D., F.A.C.S.
A PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT ON SMARTAICHI'S PROGRAM ...
"As a physical therapist assistant, I believe that these techniques that are taught by Bill through his book and tapes will become one of the essential tools to be utilized in medical facilities as an adjunct to standard therapy.
Not a day goes by when I am not able to help an individual find pain control using Bill’s QiGong techniques, and many find increased balance and coordination, even after a small taste of Tai Chi seeing automatic difference. Personally, tests show me with a 90 percent improvement in overall balance and in one test a 105 percent improvement in balance since beginning Tai Chi."
—Joyce Rupp, Physical Therapist Assistant
A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST ON SMARTAICHI'S PROGRAM ...
"From the perspective of a health psychologist serving patients who are coping with chronic illness and stressful life events, I see the gentle mindfulness exercises of T’ai Chi and QiGong relaxation therapy as potentially useful for a broad spectrum of people. The author of this book, Bill Douglas, explains the complexities of T’ai Chi and QiGong in the form of an invitation, easing his students into a greater understanding of the usefulness and purpose of this ancient form of meditative movement."
—Kristy Straits-Troster, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Primary Care Medicine
A NEUROLOGIST WHO REFERRED HIS PATIENTS WITH BALANCE DISORDERS TO SMARTAICHI PROGRAM ...
"Dizziness is one of the more common reasons for a doctor visit, particularly in patients over the age of 50. Because the causes of dizziness can range from benign self-limiting conditions to potentially life threatening ones, a thorough medical evaluation is essential before embarking on any form of therapy. Persistent dizziness certainly has a distinct impact on the quality of life and emotional well-being of the patient. Falls, hip fractures, and lack of confidence in public often create a feeling of helplessness.
In over 20 years of experience as a clinical neurologist, I find that extensive and expensive medical evaluation including CAT scans, MRI scans, and vascular imaging studies as well as prescription medications add little to alleviating the problem. I have found vestibular rehabilitation exercises in the form of T’ai Chi classes to be a cost-effective mode of therapy. Many of my patients have opted for this nonmedication approach to treatment and have developed a sense of self-confidence through this form of exercise. In short, as a traditional medical practitioner, I frequently recommend T’ai Chi for my patients with dizziness and disequilibrium."
—Charles D. Donohoe, M.D., Neurologist
A PHARMACOLOGIST ON SMARTAICHI'S PROGRAM ...
"My attitude, since the first few lessons, changed, due to your effectiveness and to your ability to teach this gentle “martial art.” I was suffering for symptoms related to osteoarthritis of the left coxofemoral joint, and, in addition, I was suffering from neck pain with limited motion. This symptomology disappeared with the T’ai Chi exercises. My physician’s recommendation is to continue with the practice of T’ai Chi. I would pass the same recommendation to individuals with similar sedentary life styles as well as to people involved in activity, which requires exertion of the musculoskeletal system."
—Agostino Molteni, M.D., Ph.D.
A PSYCHOTHERAPIST ON SMARTAICHI'S PROGRAM ...
"I found that the Energy Work (Sitting QiGong) and breath work, learned in Bill’s T’ai Chi program, to be calming and to have that effect on those around me as well, including a returning patient who was hallucinating and having panic attacks. By walking with him and breathing deeply, the patient eventually calmed and laid down breathing evenly to await the doctor."
—Psychotherapist, Kansas City Area
A PATIENT ON SMARTAICHI'S BOOK/DVD PROGRAM ...
"Living an extremely unhealthy life style & taking numerous medications for arthritis, depression, and pain . . . then one day while browsing in the library I discovered a book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi and QiGong. I was so impressed that I ordered Bill's videos [Anthology of T'ai Chi & Qigong: The Prescription for the Future]. Now that I am practicing T'ai Chi and QiGong daily I am off most of my medications. People keep telling me I look "different" and that I look happy. Well, I am happy and I feel great! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
-- Dave Long, Washington
A HEART DISEASE PATIENT IN SMARTAICHI PROGRAM - Her Cardiologist was very pleased...
"Bill, hope this gets to you. In 2012 when I had one by-pass done and a pacemaker/defib put in, my heart was working at only 20%. August 2018, my doctor has told me that I'm working at 50% now. Between meds and exercise of Tai Chi , I've done well. Doc was sure pleased."
-- D.B., Kansas
A RENOWNED SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ON SMARTAICHI'S ACCLAIMED BOOK ...
"Visionary! If you only buy one book on T’ai Chi, then this is the book. This book is all you ever needed to know to change your life. I have taught T’ai Chi for several decades myself, yet I have now read Bill’s book from cover to cover seven times, and still get something new from it each time."
—Dr. Michael Steward Sr., D.MA, Ph.D., MA, Senior Coach for Team USA, Inductee of the World Sports Medicine and World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
A FAMED CELLULAR BIOLOGIST/AUTHOR ON SMARTAICHI'S BOOK ...
"I highly recommend this book to all seeking to enhance their physical, mental and spiritual potential. Quantum Physics and leading edge cell biology emphasize the primal role of energy in our lives. In a user-friendly and meaningful style, Bill Douglas offers a compelling and easy to understand description of ancient Asian energy exercises that effectively reduce stress and improve health."
-- Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., Cellular Biologist & bestselling author of The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles
SMARTAICHI's presenter/author was commissioned by the University of Kansas Health System to create their "Tai Chi Learning Module." He was commissioned by Prevention Magazine to create their "Tai Chi Tutorial" for their article on boosting immunity naturally using Tai Chi. SMART's presenter/authors were the 2009 Inductees to the World Internal Arts (TaiChi/Qigong) Hall of Fame in New York.
OVER 100 COMMON HEALTH ISSUES TAI CHI and/or QIGONG HAVE SHOWN TO HELP WITH ...
SMARTaiChi's presenter/author, Bill Douglas, has collected breaking Medical Research on Tai Chi, Qigong (Chi Kung), and Meditation [the core parts of SMARTaiChi's acclaimed program] for 25 years.
It all began 25 years ago, when he was commissioned by Shawnee Mission Medical Center to offer a Tai Chi Meditation program at their center. Although it was a class for the general public, several health professionals from various fields of medicine "were curious" about what was going on in this "Tai Chi" class at their hospital--and they enrolled in the class.
THE BENEFITS THEY GOT FROM SMARTAICHI'S TAI CHI MEDITATION PROGRAM ... BLEW THEIR MINDS!
These doctors began scanning their hospital's data-base for "Tai Chi Medical Research," to see what was out there, and it mirrored the benefits they were seeing in their own lives from this hospital Tai Chi Meditation class, by SMART presenter/author, Bill Douglas. That began Bill's 25 year quest to gather research on Tai Chi.
WHAT TAI CHI or QIGONG HAS BEEN SHOWN TO HELP TREAT:
* Note: Never add to/change your therapy for conditions without consultation from your physician.
* Note: The Qigong Institute has scoured medical research on illness and qigong, and they have found that in every single case, when a patient was using Qigong as a compliment to their standard medical therapy, the medical therapy worked better.
Tai chi and chronic pain. In the last 2 decades, a growing body of research aimed at investigating the health benefits of Tai Chi in various chronic health conditions has been recognized in the literature. ... Of these, Tai Chi seems to be an effective intervention in osteoarthritis, low back pain, and fibromyalgia.
Tai chi and chronic pain. - NCBI
Tai chi exercise for treatment of pain and disability in people with persistent low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: This is the first pragmatic randomized controlled trial of tai chi exercise for people with low back pain. It showed that a 10-week tai chi program improved pain and disability outcomes and can be considered a safe and effective intervention for those experiencing long-term low back pain symptoms.
-- National Institutes of Health
"We now have good evidence for the use of non-pharmacologic, non-opioid treatments, such as ... Tai Chi, as well as a closely related movement therapy called Qigong, and music therapy," he said. "We have pretty good research to endorse their use."
-- U.S. Department of Defense
Some solid research shows that tai chi can benefit people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, tension headache, and other ongoing, painful conditions
...participants observed a "big increase in breathing capacity", a disappearance of backaches and neckaches, those with high blood pressure claimed a drop of 10 to 15 mm Hg systolic at rest, and all participants claimed to have more energy in their daily work.
-- Hawaii Medical Journal - Vol 51 No. 8 August 92
ADD & ADHD
Tai Chi May Improve Some ADHD Symptoms
May 26, 2010 (New Orleans, Louisiana) - The practice of tai chi chuan for 6 weeks during a summer camp improved behavior control in adolescents with mental illness, according to a study presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2010 Annual Meeting.
"We found beneficial effects in controlling hyperactivity in the group as a whole, and adolescents with a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also showed improvements in cognitive skills, "said Peng Pang, MD, a resident in psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Read entire article at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/722490
[Tai Chi and Yoga have common mind-body elements] A randomized control trial of yoga versus physical education by researchers at Harvard Medical School showed that high school students who practiced yoga had a better mood overall and felt less anxiety, while the typical gym class group showed a worsening of these symptoms over the course of the 10-week study.
--- Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. Page 274.
Research at the University of Miami School of Medicine has shown that adolescents with ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) displayed less anxiety, daydreaming behaviors, inappropriate emotions and hyperactivity, and greater improved conduct, after a five week, two day per week class. T'ai Chi meets many of the criteria for mood management techniques recommended for ADD (see the Treating Attention Deficit Disorder [ADD] section earlier in this chapter).
[Hernandez-Reif, M., Field, T.M., & Thimas, E. (2001). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: benefits from Tai Chi. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 5(2):120-3, 2001 Apr, 5(23 ref), 120-123.]
Scroll down to continue seeing health issues research shows Tai Chi and/or Qigong can help with ... but, for more detailed article links on such research, go to: http://worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html
AGING - Slowing Aspects of Aging
ALLERGIES & ASTHMA
ALPHA BRAIN WAVE ACTIVITY INCREASED BY TAI CHI
ALS - SEE LOU GEHRIGS DISEASE
AMERICAN GERIATRIC SOCIETY JOURNAL
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION on TAI CHI
ANOREXIA & BULIMIA
AUTISM & ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
BALDNESS - (Premature)
BONE LOSS / BONE DENSITY
BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION
BRAIN SIZE & MATH SKILLS INCREASE
BRAIN WAVE CHANGES
BRITTLE BONES & BONE LOSS
BRONCHITIS & EMPHYSEMA
CARDIO VASCULAR BENEFITS
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS)
CHRONIC FATIGUE & IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME (CFIDS)
CIRCULATION & NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS
COLD & FLU
COMPULSIVE OBSESSIVE DISORDERS
CONCENTRATION / QIGONG USES IN EDUCATION
COPD LUNG DISEASE
DEPRESSION & MOOD DISTURBANCE
DNA - LONGEVITY
EXERCISE, BALANCE & STRENGTH
EXTERNAL QIGONG EFFECTS MEASUREMENT
FALLS & EXERCISE
GASTRO-INTESTINAL MALIGNANT TUMORS
GESTALT THERAPY & TAI CHI
HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATION on TAI CHI
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - HYPERTENSION
HORMONAL BALANCE - HGH - YOUTHFULNESS
INSOMNIA, SLEEP QUALITY
LIVER DISEASE, hepatitis-B
LOU GEHRIGS DISEASE
LOW BLOOD PRESSURE
METAROBICS - OXYGENATION
REHABILITATION & IMMUNITY STRENGTHENING
SPORTS HEALTH & PERFORMANCE
STRESS -MENTAL & PHYSICAL
TEARS, CLEANSING MECHANISMS
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE - UNITED NATIONS ADVOCATES
* For more detailed article links on research FOR Tai Chi/Qigong on
above health issues, go to: http://worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html
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