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Tai Chi and Artherosclerosis

Over 10 years of bad eating habits, smoking, lack of excercise and so on, took its toll and I developed various illnesses related to poor circulation and atheroclerosis.

I made some diatary cahnges and started brisk walking over 6 months ago. I have been able to reduce mdication for BP and diabetes. But I still suffer from leg pains. Particularily bad at night.

Someone told me that Tai Chi / Qigong can REVERSE the atheroclerosis process. Does anyone know any more about this?

Thank you.

Currently I take Thyroxine, pantoprazole (for heart burn), fluosemide (diuretic), Simvasatin, Quinine sulphate and some pain killers.
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Tai Che is a very old relaxation method developed by the Chinese culture and has been around for thousands of years. It there were no benefits, I am sure it would have gone out of style many centuries ago. People I know swear by it's healthful effects on the mind and body.  Science knows that stress does break down the body and has many bad side effects to our health. Relaxation and body movement have been linked to positive reversals for poor health.  What it will do for you as an individual is not known, but it is certainly worth a try. If your mind relaxes, your body will follow.  You will sleep better, have a better outlook on life in general and be happier. These positive changes may promote better body functions and increased healing may occur. Don't expect immediate physical changes, but there may be changes over time.
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Qigong is the father of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is over 5000 years old.  When the Yellow Emperor spoke about his secrets of longevity, his students listened and wrote them down.  He fathered 25 children and was vital and powerful even at the age of 100.  Aside from the use of high energy foods and herbs, the Yellow Emperor’s main secret was Qigong.  

Many Qigong practitioners show profound anti-aging effects, often looking decades younger than their actual age.  Some also possess an incredible ability to heal other people.  Most notably Qigong is used to for improving digestion (bigger bowel movements/enhanced detoxification), strengthening blood circulation, keeping a strong immune system and overall - extending lifespan.  

How does Qigong accomplish this?  Simple... Qi moves the blood.  It improves microcirculation to the brain, vital organs, intestines, endocrine glands and moves blood to avenues of microcirculation that most people are not realizing.   This increased Qi or Bloodflow leads to the accumulation of what Chinese Medicine calls “Jing” or special fluids (hormones).   And although this may sound like a Qigong commercial, this leads to an increased sex drive, higher levels of secretion of growth hormone and extraordinary muscular endurance.   It is quite possibly the most powerful form of exercise on Earth.

Its recent surge in popularity has been a result of Qigong’s fun and dynamic movements of practice. Magnetic energy fields are formed and created in a slow graceful manner. The Qi literally throbs and pulsates in your hands. Some say it’s the most tangible experience of the spiritual life force energy. Our particular style of Qigong yields a strong “Qi Feeling” in minutes, even for the skeptical non believer.

In closing, the best schools of Qigong give precise instruction. A clear understanding is required in order to increase the Qi and blood flow enough to get the benefits described above. Our Qigong DVD’s show the “edges of the energy field” and this allows for a higher
comprehension of what exactly needs to be done in Qigong for it to actually be effective. Clear language, precise teaching technology and the best techniques have come together
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