Posts Tagged ‘tai chi’

Holistic Happening This Weekend

This Sunday, October 10 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, River Valley Acupuncture will be participating in the annual Holistic Happening fair in Quinebaug, CT. The fair features demonstrations, lectures, and interactive workshops about different healing modalities. Some of the participating practitioners include massage therapists, reiki practitioners, hypnotherapists, and reflexologists. Demonstrations include belly dancing, tai chi, yoga,

Moving the Qi for Fibromyalgia Relief

This is part 3 of the fibromyalgia roundtable recap. You can read parts one and two. Part four is coming soon. In addition to acupuncture, anything that gets the body’s Qi (energy) moving again is likely to be beneficial for people with fibromyalgia. Massage can help greatly, as long as the client’s specific needs are

Qigong Improves Hypertension

Researchers in China and Japan reviewed 908 cases in 9 different studies and found that qigong practice for at least two months can lead to a reduction in blood pressure among people with hypertension.  On average, study participants reduced their systolic blood pressure by 17.03 mm Hg and their diastolic blood pressure by 9.98 mm

The Many Benefits of Tai Chi

The five foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine are acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, tui-na massage, and internal exercise.  Internal exercise is the term given to tai chi and qi gong practice.  It describes coordinated, graceful movements which are performed with a meditative mindset, with the intent of improving health and balance in the body. While

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