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Tai Chi for all - even in a wheelchair

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Two doctors share their experience using Tai Chi to help people maximize their health: Dr. Peter Wayne of Harvard University and Dr. Zibin Guo of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Studies overwhelmingly point to regular physical exercise as the crucial medicine for what ails Americans. Physicians have a hard time convincing even healthy patients to take action, but it’s a much harder sell for those with limited movement caused by physical disabilities. Dr. Guo adapted the ancient Chinese martial arts, for the use of people with mobility limitations. His method is in widespread use in China. Dr. Wayne explains how he uses Tai Chi to ease the symptoms of a number of medical conditions, especially among women.