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The Wu Yi Jie He Family System of Chinese Healing and Martial Arts

Research of Interest

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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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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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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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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QiGong - Cancer

Posted May 27th, 2011 in Research

New cancer study finds benefit in old therapy

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Tai Chi - Workplace

Posted Jan 11th, 2010 in Research

Tai chi workplace program for improving musculoskeletal fitness among female computer users.

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Tai Chi - Diabetes

Posted Apr 1st, 2008 in Articles, Research

Tai Chi Could Help Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes

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Tai Chi - Arthritis

Posted May 1st, 2007 in Articles, Research

Can Tai Chi Have An Impact For People With Arthritis?

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