In China, it is believed that tai chi can delay aging and prolong life, increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and tendons, and aid in the treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, digestive disorders, skin diseases, depression, cancer, and many other illnesses. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a good deal of scientific evidence to support these claims. In a special study of tai chi called a meta-analysis, where many studies on one subject are reviewed, the author concludes that although there is some evidence to support the positive effects of tai chi on health, fitness, and balance, many of the studies are limited by small numbers of subjects and wide variation in the type and duration of tai chi used. Bearing these limitations in mind, here are some of the documented benefits.
The main benefits from tai chi are below:
1.Self massages the internal organs
2.Strengthens muscles and reduces muscular stiffness
3.Relief of back pain
4.Improves posture both when still and moving
5.Assists digestive system and abdominal organs
7.Greater stability (less chance of falls),
8.Boosted metabolism (i.e. due to better muscle tone),
9.More power and efficiency in movements.
12.Lower blood pressure,
13.Less chance of heart disease,
14.Enhanced immunity with less chance of illness,
15.Improved flexibility and movement range in joints,
16.Faster and more efficient movements.
19.Improved brain function (i.e. balancing left/right brain function),
21.Improved cardio fitness,
26.Increased calm confidence,
27.More effectiveness in life.