Welcome to
Edna Silva’s Center for
Wu Style T’ai Chi Chuan
Tucson, AZ

The Center for Wu Style T’ai Chi Chuan is dedicated to the practice and teaching of classic authentic Wu style T’ai Chi in Tucson, Arizona.

T’ai Chi is a Martial Art Qi Gong

Life Force & Life Energy is Chi or Qi

The Symbol for Yin Yang is spelled: T’ai Chi

Chi Kung or Qi Gong means “Life Force Cultivation”

Health Benefits of T’ai Chi Chuan

Remember the final purpose; health, healing and eternal spring

Eternal Spring means a good quality life throughout advanced old age

Cardiovascular

  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces diastolic blood pressure
  • Increases capillary circulation
  • Benefits to patients with CHF
  • Improves B-type natruritic peptides in the body
  • Improves physical endurance
  • Improves beat to beat variability

Diabetes

  • Reduces central obesity
  • Reduces HgbA1c

Mental/Cognitive

  • Promotes confidence
  • Increases quality of life

Other

  • Cost effective
  • Lack of negative side effects

Improves Balance

  • Enhances coordination
  • Improves vestibular disorder
  • Reduces falls by 47%
  • Increases general mobility

Increases Flexibility

Boosts Immunity

  • Reduces shingles symptoms
  • Increases white blood cells

Appropriates for Chronic Illness

  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Aerobic Fitness

  • Burns calories efficiently
  • Improves muscle response

Reduces Pain

  • Back aches
  • Post-operative surgery
  • Arthritic

Increases Strength

  • Improves endurance of extensors

Improves Sleep

  • Decreases nightmares
  • Improves circadian rhythm

Emotional

  • Higher levels of tranquility
  • Decreases anxiety

Nervous System

  • Increases noradrenalin excretion in urine
  • Decreases sympathetic nervous system activity
  • Decreases salivary cortisol