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Internal Energy Center
(727) 831-7925
2586 northfield
Clearwater, FL
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, hsing Yi

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Taoist Tai Chi Society
(727) 562-2878
1223 Cleveland St
Clearwater, FL
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi
(813) 875-6177
3217 S Macdill Ave
Tampa, FL
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Taoist Tai Chi Society of Fla
(727) 521-3336
6510 4th St N
St Petersburg, 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

Academy of Martial Arts
(727) 781-2926
Crystal Beach Plaza
Palm Harbor, FL
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai chi, Grappling

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Kuang-Ping Tai Chi Academy
(727) 559-7757
10807 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Wah Lum Kung Fu
(727) 848-8889
5734 Missouri Ave
New Port Richey, 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

Tai Chi Taoist Tai Chi Society
(941) 365-0999
2888 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL
Martial Art Styles
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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