Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.
University of California medical research discovered that tai chi can significantly boost the body's immune system response to virus infection.Dr Bradley Willcox, Dr Craig Willcox and Dr Makoto Suzuki wrote a 25 year medical study (The Okinawa Program). They maintain that tai chi - with its ancient origins and incredible health benefits - is the ideal form of exercise for modern people.
Last night I was chatting with a young doctor who has been attending our tai chi school for a few years now.
He has been working in the intensive care unit throughout the pandemic.
The doctor was talking about how good PPE works and also about training with our school has improved his own health.
The doctor said that he used to get flu etc, basically whatever was doing the rounds that year.
However, since attending our classes and training at home, he's not taken 1 day off work sick.
He felt that the training has significantly affected his immune system.