Before starting any new exercise system, it is a good idea to consult your doctor.
Taijiquan is no exception!
This is especially the case if you are pregnant, or have:
problems with your back, joints or heart
Scientific & medical studies show that Taijiquan can:
blood glucose levels
stress, anxiety & depression
falls in older people
chronic joint pain
sense of well being
From a scientific point of view, at least some of the benefits of Taijiquan can be attributed to the improved circulation of well-oxygenated blood, essential to liberate energy at the cellular level within the body.
In traditional Chinese medecine, Qi is the energy resulting from food and a good circulation of blood & air within the body. In a healthy person, this internal energy Qi flows freely through the various accupuncture meridians.