Tai Chi Therapy : The Science of Metarobics
"Tai Chi Therapy - The Science of Metarobics" presents groundbreaking research with deep implications for chronic disease and therapeutic aspects for health. The theory of Metarobics is based on observations that slow moving exercises such as Tai Chi, being neither aerobic nor anaerobic, must utilize a unique mechanism of action. Research is presented supporting that the wide range of benefits for chronic disease is related to unique effects on enhanced blood oxygen saturation and diffusion. Evidence is presented which supports benefits for hypoxia (oxygen deficiency), which is implicated in a surprisingly wide variety of chronic conditions (including cancer, heart and lung disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, chronic pain and immunity). "Tai Chi Therapy - The Science of Metarobics" presents a new component which could supply the missing element in total health and immunity, to make a person as free from illness, degenerative disease and cancer as it is possible to get. Forty-five years ago running was almost the sole domain of track and field. This book has the potential to do for Tai Chi what Dr. Ken Cooper's book "Aerobics" did for running and the aerobic industry, by bringing wider awareness to a group of exercises with unique physiological effects on the body. Case stories are presented throughout the book, including three of the author's students who felt that Tai Chi had a large impact in their battle against cancer. Over 120 scientific studies are presented, as well as over 50 case stories which highlight sometimes startling and dramatic benefits from a personal perspective. Implications are also presented for forms of Yoga, Qi Gong, and walking which focus on relaxation and the breath.
- Paperback | 178 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 322.05g
- 10 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Dr Pete Gryffin
Dr. Pete Gryffin, PhD, MS, was a University of Florida Alumni Fellow recipient where he received his PhD in Health and Human Performance. He has over 25 years experience with Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Qi Gong. Dr. Gryffin is a regular presenter at state and national conferences, with over fourteen commercial and professional publications to his credit. "Tai Chi Therapy - The Science of Metarobics," is based on over 10 years of research and observations related to the role of hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) in chronic diseases, and the unique effects of Tai Chi and similar exercises on blood oxygen saturation, diffusion and oxygen based metabolism.