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Health Benefits

Improved Circulation - Better Balance - Flexibility - Reduced Stress

The fast-paced yet sedentary nature of modern life often results in stress and lack of sufficient physical activity. Many thousands of individuals have found the movements of the Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health to be an effective way to counteract these pressures and to cultivate health.

The Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health are specifically designed to improve holistic health. The significant degree of turning and stretching in each of the movements, combined with the adaptability of the form to suit individual needs, are just some of the factors that contribute to its focus on restoring, improving and maintaining health.

The health benefits include:

  • improved circulation;

  • improved balance and posture;

  • increased strength and flexibility; and

  • reduced stress.

With regular practice, Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health reach deep inside the body to benefit the entire physiology including the tendons, joints, spine, connective tissue and internal organs. It restores the calmness and peace of mind that is often lost through the desires and anxieties of daily life.

Although not a substitute for proper medical treatment, the tai chi that we offer can help to improve the health and quality of life for people dealing health conditions such as poor circulation, high blood pressure, arthritis, back pain, joint immobility, respiratory problems, diabetes, migraine, digestive disorders, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease and many others.

For more information, you may like to visit the following:

Personal stories of health recovery on our International Web Site and YouTube channel

Taoist Tai Chi™: An Introduction for Health Professionals

An article on Tai Chi from the Sydney Morning Herald, which includes statements from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia

Detailed articles on how Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts work on health, by the International Taoist Tai Chi Society's Medical Adviser, Dr Bruce McFarlane

Check out the national newsletters of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia, which contain lots of colourful photos, news stories, personal stories about health benefits received from the practice of Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health, and insights about Taoism.

A useful overview article from the New York Times about the health benefits of Tai Chi

Click here for health survey report