Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 3, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Running Thunder Hand – An Example

Watch from the 5 minute mark…


March 25, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.34


Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

34. Helps to preserve lean body tissue.

This only applies, of course, if you are talking about strength training: in other words muscle building. And muscle, by definition, is lean body tissue. I have commented many times here on the importance of knowing the primary purpose of the exercise you do. You, presumably have a reason for doing the exercise, if just makes sense to insure that the what you do provides the result you are interested in.

Put another way, and by way of a common and easily understood example, if you do hours and hours of cardio (of any kind) and fail to provide everything necessary for recovery, you will lose lean body tissue.

I will Posting a benefit every day from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

I hope this list of benefits of exercise is of help to you.

August 5, 2013

Thursday Night Tai Chi Class Starts Next Month!!


Here is the link to register for the Everett Community College Tai Chi class. It’s a Thursday evening class that starts at 7 and goes until 9.

Call registration and tell them you are interested in the PEHW 102 Tai Chi class. If they ask for more numbers, give them 7130.

I don’t know if the book is any good, but at least now I am not the only one saying that Tai Chi is the perfect exercise. That is the name of this guy’s book! But, seriously, Tai Chi is as close to the perfect exercise as you are going to get.

Join us to learn more!

May 1, 2013

Mind-Body Therapies Aren’t For Everyone

But it seems that 40 million of us are using them, according to a survey in 2007. And 3 million people in this country are doing either tai chi, qigong or both. Twice as many are doing yoga. All to the tune of $4 Billion annually. I’m sure that’s one reason mainstream medicine is taking notice.

Another thing catching the mainstream medical establishment’s attention is the exponential growth in scientific studies over the past 20 years: over 750 just in the English language. Equally surprising is that over 175 of those studies are randomized controlled trails which signals a rigorous effort to minimize bias.

So you’ll see it more and more. There are already folks who have trademarked “Tai Chi for Depression” and “Tai Chi for Fall Prevention” and another one that I can’t think of right now. This is marketing at work. There is no research available to indicate that these special programs are any more or less effective than traditional tai chi, of course, but they sound impressive.

Another trend is to cherry pick pieces of tai chi and apply it or re-name it and apply it to rehabilitation, the way the rehabilitation community has done with yoga for thirty years.

These efforts will make things interesting… and confusing, especially for the unwary. Case in point: there is a Korean based outfit pushing their brand of Tai ch & Yoga which contains no tai chi and a real yoga person might say no yoga, but it is marketed well.

My teacher often comments that everyone wants to be a teacher, but not everyone has much to teach.

Depending on the benefits that you want a piece of tai chi spliced together with other pieces or with something that is not tai chi may be enough for you. It might not matter.

To get all of what tai chi offers most responsible authorities would recommend a traditional syllabus offered by a teacher with a lineage and some experience – hopefully even some credentials from a reputable organization. Here is one example.

March 27, 2013

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release

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Press Release

For 15 years the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event has taken place on the last Saturday of April at 10 AM local time to spread the word of the benefits of Tai Chi around the Globe.

Recently the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi has highlighted all the myriad health benefits recently shown by scientific research. The authors, along with researchers at The Mayo Clinic recommended it as among the most effective corporate wellness approaches to promoting health and happiness at the workplace.

This year there will be a group of us at Legion Park to celebrate the event. We will be in front of Legion Hall on Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM offering a demonstration of the traditional Hand Form for anyone who would like to observe or join us.

If you have questions contact me at dennis@doctordilday.com or (425) 348-5207 for more details.

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