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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: The answer to that question depends on you. You have to ask yourself what you want out of a practice such as tai chi or yoga. What are you intereste ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, if you enjoy tai chi it can be an effective stress reliever. It combines gentle movement with a meditative approach, training mind and body in a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Should be treated...: Gerd is common but is not amenable to Tai Chi. However, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to ge ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Depends: Both are good.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes & balance, too: Tai chi is an excellent exercise that has been shown to increase strength, tone, flexibility & balance in its participants (typically studied in senio ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Many proven benefits: Many research studies prove acupuncture to be effective for back & neck pain, headaches, post-operative nausea, copd, arthritis of the knee & improvin ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Missid Ghanem
24 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Breath vsImagination: Meditation: a mental technique, focused on breathing, repetitively practiced for the purpose of attaining a subjective experience that is frequently ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood pressure: Studies have shown that yoga and meditation can lower blood pressure 5 to 10mm of mercury.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Hatha/Ashtanga: All are helpful but hatha & ashtanga are particularly good for relieving stress.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Best to find teacher: It's very helpful - but if it's impossible, there are excellent books and video/audio tapes and online groups that can help. It's simple, but often fr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
27 years experience in Pediatrics
With intention: Find a teacher who appeals to your needs, make sure you have stretched well before the practice, don't forget to breathe and be mindful of your limita ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Some data support : This. Please see: epigenie.Com/self-renewal-yoga-meditation-and-dna-methyl... Self renewal: yoga, meditation and dna methyltransferases. ... Plays i ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: No but they are great exercises for your core muscle development to help minimize the risk of developing back pain
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
This is question not: For your doctor. This is a question for a yoga instructor.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Ho answered
15 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends on diagnosis: But researches show that it's helpful for anxiety and phobia.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Tai Chi anxiety: Close your eyes & meditate. Visualize pleasant scenarios. Focus on tensed up muscles while doing the exercises.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Gradually, yes: Many poses in yoga increase balance, flexibility, and strength. All of these qualities would help increase coordination and a sense of one's own body. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience in Neurology
Yes, Absolutely!!!!: Anything that can fight the rigidity or stiffness & loss of rom of the joints will help a person with pd to move better & have less imbalance! a good ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
40 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Instruct first: For the beginner it is helpful to start with an instructor. They are trained to spot and correct problems with your form. Once you become more aware o ... Read More
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