Site Overview

The www.dontow.com is the website of Don M. Tow. It contains articles in three topical categories (or pages): Political/Social Commentary, Taiji, and Other Topics.  Currently, a new release of this website is published usually every three months.  The website also has a fourth category “Soccer” about the soccer book that I published in 2006.

Any article in a particular category can be accessed via the corresponding category on the menu bar at the top of the page.  Any article in a particular release can be accessed via the corresponding release on the right sidebar.

This website began in October 2006, and the website has been redesigned twice, once in October 2008, and the second time in November 2009.

We welcome comments from readers. Readers can directly submit their comments at the end of any article.

Trying to Understand Why Taiji Has So Many Health Benefits

Modern medical/scientific research in the last 25 years have shown that practicing Taiji can give rise to a variety of health benefits. These benefits include:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces body pains
  • Increases immunity
  • Improves physical functions
  • Provides positive psychological impacts
  • Helps with Parkinson disease and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Improves general health

The author recently published an article summarizing the health benefits of Taiji based on these modern medical/scientific research. [1]  The present article extracts the part of that published article on why Taiji can give rise to such benefits.  After we discuss the fundamental principles of Taiji, then we will discuss how these fundamental principles can give rise to various health benefits..

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Chinese Americans: Past, Present, and Future

Developments in the U.S., China, and the rest of the world, especially in the last three-to-four decades have undergone great changes. How the U.S. views China, and also how the U.S. views Chinese Americans have also undergone great changes. In order to understand how this relationship may develop in the future and to help shape that relationship, it is important to review briefly the past history of Chinese Americans in the U.S., and to assess the current situation. We then discuss possible future paths and how best to shape that future. This is important not only for Chinese Americans, but also for the U.S., China, and the rest of the world.

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