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    I don't know - I think that you want to have...

    I don't know - I think that you want to have simple contrasts at first: taiji as such, taiji movements taken out of the sequence (since they are positing that the pattern-memorization might be a...
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    it's a good idea; and what it also is trying to...

    it's a good idea; and what it also is trying to look at is to see if not only the qualitative components of taiji practice make a difference, but also the pattern in which they are arranged has...
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    I never said I didn't like the research, it's...

    I never said I didn't like the research, it's good research; but as any professional researcher knows, before you do research, you do a literature review in order to find out if what you are looking...
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    actually, what I think really happens is that the...

    actually, what I think really happens is that the feet (more specificaly, the proprioceptors in the ankles), have been gone for a while, and the person has been compensating with vision; but then the...
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    you know, it's great, but frankly, why do they...

    you know, it's great, but frankly, why do they keep needing to study the same thing over and over? it's been clearly and definitivey established for over 15 years that taiji practice has the effect...
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    so, basically, as compared to doing nothing,...

    so, basically, as compared to doing nothing, doing taiji for 12 weeks, while having no impact on walking endurance or respiratory capacity in patients with chronic systolic heart failure, does make...
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    doing good research, as u probably know, is a...

    doing good research, as u probably know, is a real biotch, and props to anyone who can maintain objectivity when researching a subject that they may have personal feelings about that they may have to...
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    and, not surprisingly, here's the key paragraph...

    and, not surprisingly, here's the key paragraph (highlights mine):


    Tai Chi appears to be an effective therapeutic modality to improve psychological well-being among various populations. However,...
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    I am very aware of Pubmed, and frequent it...

    I am very aware of Pubmed, and frequent it regularly (I get access to full articles in fact, not just abstracts, thanks to my MD wife);

    as for breathing, that's a whole other area of study,...
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    not bad, but again, no comparison that shows...

    not bad, but again, no comparison that shows taiji to be uniquely beneficial as opposed to other forms of similar movement approaches (e.g. - Feldenkreis);

    also a very small sample size, so there...
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    there are negative issues within the medical...

    there are negative issues within the medical system on all levels, from basic knowledge, to individual practitioner skill to administrative organization to insurance reimbursement; I would be the...
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    no, as taiji practitioners we just bury our...

    no, as taiji practitioners we just bury our grudges internally...:D

    as for the study - it's a good start, at least there was a comparison between activities; however, the information about what...
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    again, I was not baited - if someone wants to...

    again, I was not baited - if someone wants to make clinical claims, then they have to back those claims up in an appropriate manner; if someone wants to discuss taiji / qigong in a clinical manner,...
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    well, you haven't really read anything else I've...

    well, you haven't really read anything else I've posted before all that thoroughly, why start now?
    but sure, go ahead, throw out a whole bunch of stuff and then don't read the answer, it's the...
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    dude, just bear in mind that I am describing them...

    dude, just bear in mind that I am describing them in one light - there's a whole other bunch of not so awesome that I could relate as well...(as could they!;))



    no need to apologize, I am not...
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    I would suggest that adrenaline is exactly what...

    I would suggest that adrenaline is exactly what one does not want fueling a clinically-oriented discussion, because emotion has no place in that;


    LOL - wow, that's like a whole barrel-full of...
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    i just put some chile on some turkey and eat it...

    i just put some chile on some turkey and eat it :D:D:D
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    exactly; my parents are both in their 70's - ...

    exactly; my parents are both in their 70's - they certainly have had their share of injuries / health related issues / surgeries, they both are war-zone survivors as children and came to the US as...
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    again, that has nothing to do with the activity...

    again, that has nothing to do with the activity itself - you may think taiji is less boring, someone else might think it's more boring than yoga, line dancing, etc.; when you factor out...
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    if you want a really good laugh, go read the...

    if you want a really good laugh, go read the various research studies on her website...

    anyone who posts stuff like that as supporting their claims should be avoided at all costs...
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    My Apologies to Hendrick - I now understand!

    Hendrick: it appears that I now undertand the reason for your various affectations; having reviewd the website of Dr. Ma, I came across the following "research":rolleyes:


    CONCUSSION OF BRAIN...
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    ok, fine, but now we are onto a somewhat...

    ok, fine, but now we are onto a somewhat different topic, which is the way in which culture influences what someone might want to do activity-wise and their ability to engage in it over the...
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    not that is has ANY relevance to my refutation of...

    not that is has ANY relevance to my refutation of your claim that SHS can "cure" Type I diabetes, I am in fact very familiar w/SHS, including the effect it has on both myself and patients I have...
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    sort of; it's got less to do w/the taiji per se...

    sort of; it's got less to do w/the taiji per se and more to do with the social aspect; which is evidenced by rehab facilities that offer any sort of group exercise activities for patients post rehab;...
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    I am!;) LOL, and when I point this out to...

    I am!;)


    LOL, and when I point this out to people who cite various taiji studies in regards to decreasing BP, levels of depression, chronic generalized / systemic inflammatory processes, etc.,...
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