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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

Dr. Larry Berkelhammer

Dr. Larry Berkelhammer

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a vibrant, meaningful life while living with chronic health challenges or other life challenges.

Every Tuesday I post a new, very brief video from my presentations or interviews. Every Friday this Q&A column appears.

Here is this week’s question:

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:  I enjoyed your presentation but having read your book, I was surprised that you talked quite a bit about tai chi, because I don’t remember seeing that topic in your book.

ANSWER:   I have talked and written very little about tai chi. However, after resuming the teaching of tai chi for the first time in over thirty years, my interest in it has been revived considerably. In my twenties and thirties I had been interested in tai chi chuan as a martial art. Now, in my late 60s, I am understandably much more interested in its health benefits. For that reason, I will be writing and teaching about it much more from now on.

Tai chi chuan and Taoist philosophy have much to offer in terms of not only stress reduction, but general health and wellbeing. Most importantly, it is a practice that puts us back in harmony with the laws of nature.

This website is offered as a free public service, supplying information that has been found helpful to certain people living with chronic health challenges or issues related to wellbeing. No treatment is offered on this website. The advice is general, and may or may not apply to your individual situation, and is not a substitute for psychotherapy or medical treatment.

What questions do you have about living a life of mindfulness-based mastery or about the relationship between the mind and health or wellbeing?

Just scroll down and type your question in the comment box below. An answer to your specific question may not appear in this column. The reason for that is I wait until I get a certain number of related questions, then I pick one that covers them all and I answer that one. People attending my presentations asked most of the questions appearing in this column, and I repeat them here so you may benefit.

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