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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 healthy way. You need to have a good teacher though, who embodies the principles. There are videos, but probably this isn't as good as having someone you can ask questions of while you're practicing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening distress. ...Read more
Yes: Whenever a man is doing something that's physical, fulfilling and makes him feel really good about himself, he's likely to get all excited. It's different for different guys -- anything from riding the subway to singing the national anthem can get things going. All guys know about this stuff. Accept who you are ; be glad that wholesome things turn you on. And wear a good supporter for concealment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more
Tai Chi anxiety: Close your eyes & meditate. Visualize pleasant scenarios. Focus on tensed up muscles while doing the exercises. ...Read more
I walk about 7 blocks a day and do tai chi. I weigh 166 im 56 years old how many pounds do you think I will lose a week?
DEPENDS ON : How many calories a day you are consuming. ...Read more
No consenus: Great question but there is no consistent peer reviewed literature to differentiate the two at this time. Whatever makes you feel better is the best general answer and do not do things that hurt. . Feel better. ...Read more
It can indeed: As with most physical exercise, tai chi can be very good for keeping both the body and brain active and, as a result, young. The attention to detail in learning the specific details of the movements is very good for brain and body and is a very low impact form of exercise. Although at its heart it is an extremely effective form of martial combat, tai chi is very useful for relaxation and meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are good: If you do them regularly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tai-chi helpful?I want to built mental stability for combat n also to use adrenaline in my advantage. How much time a day and how many days.Routine?
Tai-chi may: Help improve mental and physical dexterity, but probably won't help with potential combat. Also, there is no way to "use" Adrenalin - it's a natural response of your body. Contact a tai-chi instructor for more information. ...Read more
It burns some: calories. It can help balance breath, energy, mind and Qi. ...Read more
Either: Both are excellent to work with. I like yoga due to the stretching and balancing component. Patients who have more neuromuscular problems, dizziness issues, back problems find tai chi more helpful. I would try both out and see if it helps. Also drink more water since dehydration from caffeine, not enuf water makes the joints hurt. Use glucosamine and curcumin for joint pain. ...Read more
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