Taoist Arts Center:
News and Research

On these pages you will find articles and research on the healing effects of tai chi, chi kung (qigong), Taoist Meditation and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Doctors and medical researchers continue to investigate the effects of these arts on conditions including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, and stress management. This page presents a selection of health articles along with others on Chinese philosophy and culture.


Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation
Chinese Philosophy
Medicine & Research
 

Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation
Why I Study Tai ChI
Interview with Susan Rabinowitz on the benefits of Tai Chi

Dragon and Tiger Chi Kung
This simple chi kung set is especially helpful for those recovering from illness or injury.

Chinese Philosophy
Zen and Taoist Stories
Read these Zen and Taoist tales for fun, knowledge or just to pass the time. You will be glad you did.

Tao Te Ching
The Tao Te Ching is the basis of all Taoism, including Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Taoist Meditation

The I Ching: An Introduction
This ancient manual of fortune and divination has been used by the Chinese for centuries. Known as The Book of Changes it describes all human endeavor in terms of  interactions of  Yin and Yang.

The I Ching: Book of Wisdom
Confucius, standing by a river, said: "Everything flows on and on like this river, without pause, day and night."
The underlying philosophy  of the I Ching  is the idea of change.

Medicine and Research
Tai Chi lowers Blood Pressure
This study shows that Tai Chi can reduce blood pressure in older adults. 

Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease reduced by Tai Chi
Suffers of this debilitating illness had fewer falls and better balance after taking up Tai Chi

Run Safer with Tai Chi
For increased endurance, safety and speed combine the mind-body awareness, physical alignment and relaxation of Tai Chi with your run.

Exercise Changes DNA
Execise has long been known to have lifelong benefits, but until now, scientists did not know why.

Old Brains New Neurons
To keep your mind active, practice slowly, steadily, diligently and challenge your assumptions.


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