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Tai Chi and Me = Happiness 1

Tai Chi and Me = Happiness

July marks the two-year anniversary of my first encounter  with Taoist Tai Chi® arts and I am reflecting on my journey so far. Almost immediately the word happiness comes to mind. This seems an odd choice; while learning tai chi makes me happy so do lots of other activities. Obviously, there is more to my […]
Taoist Tai Chi® in the Classroom 0

Taoist Tai Chi® in the Classroom

A project in the Quebec City Area shows that it is possible for 9-10 year old children to appreciate, and benefit from, Taoist Tai Chi® arts. Tracey teaches a grade 4 class. She began practicing Taoist Tai Chi® 2 years ago. She immediately thought of her students. She said:  Wow! I would love for my […]
Fung Loy Kok Day in Costa Rica 0

Fung Loy Kok Day in Costa Rica

Last Sunday 24 participants gathered at the club to share a day of chanting, meditation, tai chi sets, cleaning our home, preparing food and sharing together. It was an opportunity to experience the benefits of the integrated training in the Taoist Tai Chi® arts Master Moy brought us.  We explored chanting, both standing and kneeling, […]
Study Shows Tai Chi Has Similar or Greater Benefits Than Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia 0

Study Shows Tai Chi Has Similar or Greater Benefits Than Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

According to a new study from Tufts University and Brown University tai chi results in similar or greater improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms when compared to aerobic exercise.  The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health sent this bulletin this week.  A more comprehensive spotlight on the study reports that “tai chi appears to be as effective […]
Why Tai Chi Works So Well For Pain Relief 0

Why Tai Chi Works So Well For Pain Relief

 Tai chi relieves pain for fibromyalgia sufferers, a recent study published in British medical journal The BMJ shows . The study author says doctors should consider tai chi as possible treatment for fibromyalgia. In the biggest and most rigorous study yet of tai chi and fibromyalgia, scientists led by Dr. Chenchen Wang, director of the […]
Promoting Vitality and Well-being: How Taoist Tai Chi® Arts Impact Health and Reduce Stress on Public Health Services 0

Promoting Vitality and Well-being: How Taoist Tai Chi® Arts Impact Health and Reduce Stress on Public Health Services

  Canadian Health Questionnaire Detailed Report, 2016 As governments struggle with mounting health costs, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism wanted to capture some of the specific ways in which Taoist Tai Chi® practice impacts the use of public health services. We administered a questionnaire with over 6,000 of our 12,000 participants across Canada responding. […]
Helping The Heart 0

Helping The Heart

Tai chi might be a useful way to introduce reluctant people and heart attack survivors to exercise, according to a small new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and reported by Time. The dietary and exercise changes that doctors recommend to people after heart attacks are often too intimidating and frightening […]
Doing the ‘impossible’ and helping others 0

Doing the ‘impossible’ and helping others

“The fact that you can do something that you’re told is impossible gives you hope.” Providence Healthcare, which provides rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs in Toronto, has just published a story in its Outlook magazine about long-time Taoist Tai Chi® arts participant Assunta Sciani.   Assunta, who has had Parkinson’s Disease for […]
‘A Gift That Flows Through Me’ 0

‘A Gift That Flows Through Me’

Luana Goodwin has told the Tallahassee Democrat how her Taoist Tai Chi® arts story is long, complicated, and difficult because it’s been a journey not only of physical changes but emotional discovery as well. Diagnosed years ago with panic attacks, Laura  says that now she is pushing through the fear to tell her story. “It’s […]
Volunteering – it’s good for your health 0

Volunteering – it’s good for your health

Researcher Stephen Post has told CBC’s Tapestry program about studies showing the psychological and physical effects of being kind. Post,  a professor of medicine at Stony Brook University in New York, has written about the “helper’s high” and his research looks at the effects of being helpful and volunteering on things like pain management and […]
Fung Loy Kok Portugal at NATURALES MEDICINAE Congress 0

Fung Loy Kok Portugal at NATURALES MEDICINAE Congress

The society in Portugal was invited to maintain a stand and offer a presentation and demonstration in Lisbon on the 27th and 28th of May at the V Congress and Health Expo NATURALES MEDICINAE themed Intervention in Pain: Other Knowledges, Other Practices. The motto of the event was to make available information on the potentialities and […]
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