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Meditation Can Change Your Brain

Posted Apr 7th, 2016 in Articles, Sifu George Picard Blog, Research

Now, when we tell our students and clients that the mindful meditation component of QiGong can improve learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking, as well as slow brain atrophy associated with Alzheimer’s disease, we can add: And, these claims are supported by scientific evidence from major research centers including Harvard Medical School.

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Around the World in 24 Postures

Posted Apr 19th, 2016 in News, Articles

Since 1999, a growing movement has committed to spreading knowledge of Tai Chi and Qigong, the traditional Chinese practices that combine gentle, deliberate movement and breath. Each year, on the last Saturday in April, over 100 cities worldwide celebrate and give thanks on World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

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Qigong in cancer care

Posted Apr 17th, 2016 in Articles, Research

Qigong in cancer care: a systematic review and construct analysis of effective Qigong therapy.

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118 Year Old Chi Master

118 Year Old Chi Master

Posted Apr 11th, 2016 in Videos

118 Year Old Chi Master & The Secret to a Long Life. You are never to old to start improving your health with QiGong & Tai Chi.

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Introduction to the 24 Postures

Introduction to the 24 Postures

Posted Apr 11th, 2016 in Videos

Part of The Village of Healing & Wellness Youtube Channel. In this video Sifu George Picard introduces the 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong and gives some instructions how to perform it.

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Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

Posted Dec 2nd, 2013 in Articles, Research

Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind.

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Tai Chi - Parkinson's

Tai Chi - Parkinson's

Posted Jun 19th, 2013 in Articles, Research

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the regular practice of modified tai chi movements was more beneficial for people with Parkinson's than either stretching or weight-resistance training on a number of measures.

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Investing in your future

Posted Mar 18th, 2013 in News, Sifu George Picard Blog

The fact is, the average person will spend the last 10 years of their life sick with disease. 50% of us will develop cancer, 50% heart disease, and 33% diabetes. Not great odds. We spend all are working years investing for retirement then we are too sick to enjoy it.

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QiGong - Quality of Life

Posted Jan 27th, 2013 in Articles, Research

QiGong Improves Quality of Life

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Therapeutic benefits of Tai Chi & QiGong: An overview and critical review

Posted Jan 23rd, 2013 in Articles, Sifu George Picard Blog, Research

There is rising interest in the health-promoting benefits of the ancient exercise arts of Tai chi and QiGong among both the public and the health care industry sectors. Tai chi quan (also know as ‘taiji chuan’ or shortened to ‘tai chi’) is a subtle martial art rooted in Daoist philosophy. When Tai chi is performed for health, it is a form of QiGong. The collective term ‘Tai chi/QiGong’ is used to represent this type of practice. While Tai chi and QiGong are similar, they are not synonymous.

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