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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
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