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Tai Chi for Arthritis (DVD) $24.95

Supported by many Arthritis Foundations worldwide
proven by several medical studies to be safe and effective

This program has helped many thousands of people improve their condition and quality of life. It is shown by clinical study to be safe and effective. The 12 movement Tai Chi is especially composed by a team of medical and tai chi experts. It is easy to learn, safe and and requires no prior Tai Chi experience. Step-by-step instructions will allow you to set your own pace and level.

A portion of proceeds from sales will be contributed to Arthritis Research.

Contents

This 80-minute DVD contains a complete exercise program designed to help people with arthritis to gain better control of their ailment.

The video commences with a general introduction. Medical experts discuss why exercise is important for people with arthritis. The Tai Chi program begins with warm-up exercises. You will then be guided through the Basic 6 Movements that form the core of the program. When you are ready, you can progress to the Advanced 6 Movements to improve your skill.

The DVD also contains a bonus Qigong breathing exercise to promote relaxation.

Features

Dr. Paul Lam has refined his method over thousands of hours with hundreds of students. This program features:

  • Simple, proven teaching techniques
  • Authentic and safe Tai Chi Forms
  • Learning in the comfort of your own home
  • Guidance from medical experts:

    Professor John Edmonds
    University of NSW, Director of Rheumatology, St George Hospital, Sydney
    Dr Ian Portek
    Leading Rheumatologist, NSW, Australia
    Guni Hinchey
    Senior Rheumatology Physiotherapist

Testimonials

  • "I am a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania. I am currently managing a research project for fall prevention in the inner city elderly. I previewed several videos on Tai Chi, including the one used for the study done in Atlanta that showed the effectiveness of Tai Chi for fall prevention. I found that the videos by Dr. Lam were the most helpful by far. They are the next best thing to having a teacher in the room with you! Dr. Lam's extensive experience enables him to point out areas that are difficult for many students. I highly recommend these videos for self learning."

    - Bill Edwards, Pennsylvania USA

  • "I got the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in the autumn of 1998...a good friend back home in Norway (who's been practicing tai chi for years) sent me a present. It was a videotape called "Tai Chi for Arthritis." "This must be something for you," she wrote. It was.

    I started practicing, following the instructions of the videotape. I felt immediately that something good was happening. Long before I had even learned the 12 movements properly, I felt improvement in my shoulders. There was warmth, blood circulation, more mobility. My shoulders came to life again! It felt like those tight joints loosened up and regained space. And then, remarkably fast, the pain vanished and the strength came back. I had had big problems with hanging up a towel. I had to bend down to the floor to brush my hair, etc. Now gradually I could do these things more and more easily, the normal way, without pain. But it wasn't just my shoulders that benefited. My neck and arms became less painful, and I got more energy overall. And of course I slept better at night. And, maybe the most important: My depression disappeared. On bad days, normally due to bad weather, not only had my body been affected but my mind as well-sometimes even more severely than my body. During those days I could see no solution to any problem, and I felt totally useless. I cried a lot. Now, during January 2002 I noticed that bad weather didn't affect me that way anymore. It did, and still does, affect my body to a certain extent, but not my mood!..."

- Ingeborg Mager?slo, Norway

  • "...We are doing the tai chi forms for the first time, and we love it. We became interested because my aunt, who lives in Washington, has been practicing it for some time. She is 88 years old,very healthy and still very active...The reason we ordered again is that my sisters and a sister-in-law in Peru are interested in starting the exercises too, so we are going to send them the videos."

- Gladys Aparicio

  • "I am a forty eight year old Nurse and after having a healthy and active life style I was diagnosed as having Rheumatoid Arthritis five years ago. Since then I?ve tried numerous Anti-inflammatory drugs, Arthritis diet, exercise and even Yoga, but I was still in constant pain and was limping quite badly. Sometimes I couldn?t even lift a cup of coffee or dry myself after a shower in the morning because my joints were so painful. It was so bad that I either had to take days off work or take regular pain killers before I went to work. This was starting to get me down as the side effects of the medications were starting to effect my personality and I wasn?t feeling quite myself. I became very depressed, irritable and unsociable.

Just over a year ago I heard about your Tai Chi classes through the Arthritis Foundation and immediately enrolled. Within a few weeks I noticed the difference. This was one class I was looking forward to attending every week as I was actually enjoying doing Tai Chi because it was such a gentle form of exercise... Since taking up Tai Chi I noticed I?ve become much more flexible and not limping anymore and above all, I rarely need to take pain killers."
- Name withheld upon request


 
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