Forbes reported a survey that found that since the economic stress hit America, over 90% of American workers are now suffering regular insomnia.

Sleep loss increases the risk of heart attack, it lowers the immune system’s resistance to infection, and it aggravates mood disorders, increasing anxiety, depression, and other mood issues.

THERE IS A CURE! As a #1 best selling author on Tai Chi for Stress Relief, I have begun offering free corporate stress relief presentations to major corporations and health networks in an attempt to help Americans through this difficult period, and have urged other Tai Chi and Qigong professionals around the world to do the same through my global newsletter.

WHY? A recent study at UCLA found that 65% of a Tai Chi research group improved their sleep quality, as opposed to a control group only practicing healthier life habits, who only improved their sleep by 35%. In other words Tai Chi practice was nearly TWICE AS EFFECTIVE, in IMPROVING SLEEP QUALITY, than normal healthy habits only.

Other research shows that the side-effects of Tai Chi are vast. Now, when we hear the word “side effects,” because of the many negative side effects of prescription drugs advertised on television, red flags go up. But, in the case of Tai Chi, only green flags should go up.

As individuals and employees across America embrace Tai Chi practice as a solution to their sleep problems, many of them will likely discover Tai Chi’s positive side-effects as well. Research indicates that Tai Chi practice may boost their immune system resistance to viral infection by 50%. FIFTY-PERCENT immune system improvement is a HUGE benefit. Colds and flu are caused by viral infection, as well as many other health challenges.

Preliminary Tai Chi research also indicates it can reduce anxiety, depression, and overall mood disturbance. It can help treat heart disease according the British health system, and also treat Type 2 diabetes. It may lower high blood pressure, improve mobility and balance as well. The list of side effects that you will enjoy is too voluminous to list here, but World Tai Chi & Qigong Day’s public service web site offers a free “Tai Chi Medical Research Library” where you can look up health conditions listed alphabetically to learn more at

If your organization or company would like to schedule a free Stress Relief with Tai Chi presentation for your executive or employee staff, contact 913-648-2256, or email The presenter’s Tai Chi education work has been officially recognized by the Governor of Kansas, and by national and international Tai Chi and Qigong, and mind/body organizations, and has been a Tai Chi source for The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times; BBC World Radio; The South China Morning Post; USA Weekend; Parade Magazine; Reader’s Digest, and over one-hundred media worldwide. Again, the presenter is the author of a #1 best selling book on the subject used worldwide, and reviews show has improved the lives of people all over the world.

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Author's Bio: 

William Isaac Douglas, a #1 best selling author on Stress Management with Tai Chi and Qigong, and a Tai Chi source for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The South China Morning Post, BBC World Radio, and media worldwide, is founder of World Tai Chi Day. His world acclaimed DVD program "Anthology of T'ai Chi & Qigong: The Prescription for the Future," is used worldwide, and has dramatically changed people's lives for the better. You can reach him at