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. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works.
Dr. Peter M. Wayne, a longtime Tai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified program he includes in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. This book includes:
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Wayne (medicine, Harvard Medical Sch.; director of research, Osher Ctr. for Integrative Medicine) is a longtime practitioner of Tai Chi, a "mind-body exercise rooted in multiple Asian traditions." Here, with health writer Mark L. Fuerst (Golf Injury Handbook), he delves into scientific research t...Aug 01 2013 | Read Full Review of The Harvard Medical School Gu...
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