An Overview of the Health Benefits of T'ai Chi Chih

Just do T’ai Chi Chih and let your own experience convince you.
— Justin Stone, TCC originator

Some people are encouraged by academic literature that provides a medical case for practicing T’ai Chi Chih®. Others are inspired by newspaper, magazine, TV and Web accounts of the health benefits others have gained. Still others learn by word-of-mouth about TCC from friends and families who take classes. The most powerful way to come to understand TCC, however, is by taking a class with an accredited teacher so that the movement of energy can be felt first-hand.

In this section, TCC teachers and students describe the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual changes they have experienced, many within a few days or weeks of beginning classes. The effects of the practice are cumulative, so many health improvements take place over time.

Migraine headaches lessen and even disappear. Joint pain ceases. Happiness increases. Peacefulness pervades. Blood pressure comes down and joy goes up. Everyone’s experience is different, but most report positive changes.

Technically speaking, TCC practice allows the essential energy, or Chi, that moves within us all to circulate and balance. That in turn improves our health and sense of well-being.

This section includes academic research reports and major media coverage, but mostly first-hand stories of people’s direct experiences.

Remember what Justin says:

You can’t appease the appetite by reading the menu! To experience T’ai Chi Chih, you must do it.
— Justin Stone, TCC originator