Master Pat Hancock has worked effectively with people suffering from various illnesses and stress-related diseases such as: hypertension, depression, anxiety, cancer recovery, asthma, fibromyalgia, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic fatigue,rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal injuries, highcholesterol, auto-immune diseases, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, drug and alcohol addictions. Tai Chi was first used by the Chinese monks to help improve their physical health and aid them in self defense against bandits. Today Tai Chi is often practiced primarily for its numerous health benefits. Tai Chi improves the overall quality of life through physical movements and through the improved flow of Chi in a graceful convergence of body and mind.

Strengthens Body Structure

  • Increases stability of lower back & corrects posture
  • Reduces pain & stiffness in joints
  • Improves balance which prevents falls
  • Increases muscle strength & flexibility
  • Increases bone density
  • Enhances freedom of movement & normal function

Optimizes Body Internal Regulation

  • Boosts immune system & enhances natural healing capabilities
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Regulates metabolism & supports weight loss
  • Encourages circulation of blood & lymph

Promotes Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Quality of Life

  • Decreases anxiety, frustration & anger
  • Improves sleep & energy levels
  • Builds concentration, creativity, intuition & memory
  • Expands self-awareness & motivation

Research

Originally Tai Chi was based on traditional Chinese medical concepts. Now, Western researchers have found positive results from their initial studies and are eagerly exploring how Tai Chi produces its benefits. One study of the immune systems response to viruses suggested that Tai Chi may enhance the immune system of older adults and improve the overall quality of life. Another review found that Tai Chi reduced participants' blood pressure. Tai Chi has been proven to have very positive effects on the physical and mental health of individuals.
For more research results you can search the National Medical Library at the National Institutes of Health or visit the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine