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-- Medical Research

In addition to the below, be sure to visit our Medical Research Library,
in the menu to your right, for much more valuable information.

Cholesterol, Good, Bad, & Tai Chi

Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine’s Oct. 9th issue reports a study:

Tai Chi “could decrease blood pressure and results in favorable lipid profile changes and improve subjects' anxiety status. Therefore, Tai Chi could be used as an alternative modality in treating patients with mild hypertension, with a promising economic effect.”

Seeing Red Is Bad for Your Health – Chronic Anger

By Jeanie Lerche Davis WebMD Medical News

“. . . anger-associated hormones come from the adrenal gland, located on or near the kidneys. Researchers have theorized that chronic stimulation of the adrenal system results in higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels . . .

. . . The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for calming and for allowing the body to repair itself, says Mueller. Sleep represents a state of repair. Tai chi, yoga, and meditation have been documented to calm those "fight or flight" chemicals and promote healing.” [William H. Mueller, PhD, a behavioral epidemiologist and professor of behavioral sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of Texas in Houston.]

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