Tai Chi Presentation at 15th International AIDS Conference, Bankok

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We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Instructor Nicola Briggs of the Tai Chi School of Westchester upon the acceptance of her abstract: "The use of Tai Chi as a therapeutic modality to improve the quality of life in persons living with AIDS and substance abuse" to be presented at the 15th International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand July 12, 2004. Ms. Briggs will be personally presenting her abstract in Bangkok, Thailand with assistant teachers Dr. James Horne and Robert Kaczmarek

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Instructor Nicola Briggs of the Tai Chi School of Westchester in Bronxville New York upon the acceptance of her abstract: "The use of Tai Chi as a therapeutic modality to improve the quality of life in persons living with AIDS and substance abuse" to be presented at the 15th International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand July 12, 2004.

Ms. Briggs will be personally presenting her abstract in Bangkok, Thailand with assistant instructors Dr. James Horne and Robert Kaczmarek.

Tai Chi, as a health system, should be explored and researched as a modality that may benefit individuals having serious health concerns whereas they may not be able to effectively use other approaches.

We are currently researching using Tai Chi as an adjunct to traditional western medical modalities in several hospitals and rehab settings, including working with children (a demographic usually overlooked in Tai Chi classes). This information needs to be clinically researched and carefully documented so that it may be clearly presented in an acceptable form to the medical community, as well as to the general public, as a complementary resource available cost-effectively.

Public presentations, like Ms. Briggs', will continue to increase public awareness and interest in Tai Chi and stimulate further studies to continue to advance the art and utility of Tai Chi.

Feel free to contact us for additional information.

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