This follows a study in past months reported by the New England Journal of Medicine showing Tai Chi can help with Parkinson's.
Harvard Health publications wrote that Tai Chi should be called "Medication in motion," because of all the myriad health issues it can help prevent or treat.
Tai Chi could save our healthcare system trillions of dollars in future health costs. How? A 20 year Kaiser Permenente study revealed that between 70 and 85% of all illness sending patients to their doctors was caused by "stress." Not aggravated by stress, but CAUSED by stress.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day founder, Bill Douglas, has spoken to now HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebilius, as well as media worldwide about the tremendous savings to be found of integrating these ancient Chinese mind-body health techniques into public education, healthcare, corporate wellness, and society at many levels. Children can be taught in age appropriate ways throughout primary and high school education. By grade 12 we could have a generation of mind-body masters, and see high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, ADD/ADHD, depression and anxiety issues become far less prevelant. And this only scratches the surface of what emering research is indicating Tai Chi and Qigong meditations can help with. Douglas also spoke with Sebilius about how many teachers are now offering Tai Chi and Qigong as penal and drug rehabilitation, with success. By teaching prisoners tools that can help them stay out of prison, hundreds of billions could be saved in future prison costs, if these tools were being taught in public education.
"What are we waiting for? Tai Chi and Qigong would be an extremely low cost health and social challenge solution, that could be implemented very quickly nationwide."
-- Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong (Penguin/Alpha)
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day helps people connect with local teachers via the free directory at http://www.worldtaichiday.org and provides links to medical research articles, and tips on learning Tai Chi and Qigong.