Pain Relief through Taoist Tai Chi® arts
Among the precious benefits of Taoist training is the practical way it helps reduce pain and improve health and vitality. Taoist Tai Chi® arts can help people with chronic, serious or mild pain, whether physical, mental or spiritual.
The gentle movements create elasticity and open blockages throughout the whole physiology including the musculoskeletal and circulatory systems as well connective tissue and organs. Taoist Tai Chi® practice is also a form of meditation that has a profoundly calming effect on the nervous system and the brain.
Taoist Tai Chi® arts help people with many chronic conditions such as arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. They also help with recovery from accident, injury or surgery, joint, spine and mobility problems, mental challenges and the stresses of daily life.
Pain Relief is integrated into all Taoist Tai Chi® arts classes and retreats. You will experience a profound practice, make friends and hear remarkable stories of health improvement. An atmosphere of care and inclusion are at the heart of who we are. We hope that each person finds the conviction that they can make a difference in their own health and life.
We offer classes and retreats at locations and centres across Canada, which are open to everyone. For those with decreased mobility, movements can be adapted as needed.
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Personal Stories of Pain Relief and Health Improvement
Taoist Tai Chi® practice Improves Health at the Cellular Level
Through qualitative evidence and contemporary scientific research we know that Tai Chi is good for a wide range of health challenges. As well, we see that people who practice Taoist Tai Chi® arts age well. Here Dr. Andrew Kirby discusses the cellular biological mechanisms that make Taoist Tai Chi® practice so effective.
Andrew Kirby is a member of the Instructor Coordinating Committee for Great Britain, and a pharmacist with a PhD in Oxidative Stress Biochemistry.
Canadian Health Survey
As governments struggle with mounting health costs, the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism wanted to capture some of the specific ways that Taoist Tai Chi® practice impacts the use of public health services. We conducted a survey of participants across Canada, with well over half of our 12,000 practitioners taking part, a significantly high response rate.
The data collected provide a compelling snapshot of ways in which Taoist Tai Chi® practice can improve individual health and, as a result, collectively reduce impact on public health services.
“We knew anecdotally from classes that such benefits exist, but this unprecedented survey drew many responses and is very heartening and important for policy makers to contemplate,” says Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism Board of Directors member, Marsha Eberhardt.
“It changed my life. After two months of practicing Taoist Tai Chi®, I no longer have back pain! While I have been suffering from chronic pain for ten years.”