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David Schnitzer D.O.M., NCCAM Dipl.
(561) 615-4535
Specializing in addictions and pain mgmt.,400 Executive Center Drive, Suite
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Balance Point Acupuncture

Delray Tai Chi & Chi Kung Ctr
(561) 330-9619
495 NE 4th St
Delray Beach, FL
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai chi, Qi Gong

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Tai Chi Institute
(561) 394-8886
1515 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Florida College of Integrative Medicine
(407) 888-8689
7100 Lake Ellenor Dr.
Orlando, FL
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Chiropractors, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Reiki, Remote Healing, Sclerology, Shiatsu, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Community Clinic

Master Chen Tai Chi Kung Fu
(772) 692-0336
1308 NW Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Lee Koon Hung Choy Lay Fut
(561) 752-9296
1723 N Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL
Martial Art Styles
Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Kung Fu Conservatory
(561) 367-7788
3100 NW Boca Raton Blvd.,
Boca Raton, FL
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, Fu-Jow Pai, Hung Gar, Mi Chung I

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Martial Arts Training Academy
(954) 796-0240
7710 Wiles Rd
Coral Springs, FL
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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David Schnitzer D.O.M., NCCAM Dipl.
(561) 615-4535
Specializing in addictions and pain mgmt.,400 Executive Center Drive, Suite
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Balance Point Acupuncture

Kung Fu & Tai Chi-Titusville
(321) 267-1221
3659 S Hopkins Ave
Titusville, FL
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Slow and Steady: Tai Chi Chuan Offers Improved Stability for Older People

A major concern for elderly people is avoiding falls that could break bones or cause other injuries. About 30% of people over age 65 suffer a fall at some point, and half of those people fall more than once. Good physical conditioning, strong muscles, and flexibility can help people avoid falls. But most exercise programs are too fast and furious for older people.

That's where Tai Chi Chuan comes in. Also called "Chinese shadow boxing," this ancient form of exercises uses slow, steady movements. Tai Chi involves a series of graceful movements linked together. The body constantly but slowly shifts from foot to foot with a low center of gravity. Tai Chi emphasizes deep breathing and concentration.

This study in Taiwan compared the balancing abilities of two groups of people. One group had practiced Tai Chi every day for at least 30 minutes. They had been practicing Tai Chi for two to 35 years. The control group did not do Tai Chi. People in both groups were over age 65 and were active and fit. Researchers measured subjects' ability to balance for 20 seconds under increasingly difficult conditions. Subjects stood on a platform that swayed and were given increasingly confusing visual feedback or had to balance with their eyes closed. (Vision helps us compensate for lack of balance.) Subjects also did tests that involved shifting from foot to foot in specific patterns at different speeds.

Results showed no difference between the two groups in the simpler balanci...

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