Tai Chi is ageless: it helps memory, soothes pain.

The latest confirmation comes from a study of over-70s at the University of Oregon, which shows that four months of practice is more effective than stretching or other ad hoc gymnastics. In addition, as other research has revealed, the gentle movements of Tai Chi help memory and improve the quality of life of those suffering […]

Taijiquan: the inner martial art

Taijiquan, known in the West as Tai chi is an ‘inner’ Chinese martial art, in contrast to ‘outer’ martial arts such as Shaolin kung fu. Internal martial arts (Neijia) tend to develop first of all the inner strength and vital qi energy flowing through the body. The school of reference is the Wudangs Monastery located […]

Tai Chi improves cognitive performance in the elderly

Tai Chi expands the volume of the brain in older people and improves their cognitive performance of memory and thinking. According to a group of scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai, practising Tai Chi regularly would have the effect, in older people, of expanding their brain volume and improving […]

Tai Chi for sufferers of knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects about half of all people over the age of 60. Knee joint involvement is very common and can cause significant walking limitations. The main causes of this condition are trauma, abnormal joint development, overweight and high joint stress. Over time, the cartilages of the knee wear down […]

Menopausal disorders, treating them with Tai Chi

Women entering the menopausal phase go through a hormonal change that often transforms their moods and radically alters their lifestyles. However, menopausal complaints can be alleviated, for example by practising Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that resembles gentle gymnastics, with movements performed slowly to strengthen the muscles, calm the spirit […]

Tai Chi: 10 benefits and scientifically proven reasons to practice it

In Tai Chi, for example, one performs a series of slow, circular movements, as in a silent dance. One recharges oneself with energy or relaxes through body movements. Tai Chi techniques have very ancient roots and are based, among other things, on Taoism. Even today, Tai Chi is much more than just gymnastics. Science is […]

Tai Chi and Alzheimer’s (Emotional-Affective Integration Therapy)

We propose the summary of an article by Dr Romeo Lucioni with a proposal for rehabilitation: Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic, progressive degenerative dementia for which neither an aetiology nor a satisfactory pharmacological therapy has yet been found. Although it cannot be cured, this syndrome, characterised above all by the impairment of mental and cognitive […]