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This 5-day experiential training covers the application of traditional tai chi and qigong for health and healing. We explore the relationship between specific movements and the body organs and systems. Special focus is given to the clinical needs of hospital patients and health-care clients, including cardiac rehab, stroke rehab, subacute clinical recovery, postoperative issues, physical therapy, occupational therapy, gait and balance training, and sleep disorders.
Through demonstration and hands-on practice, we undergo intensive training in traditional qigong during three classes each morning, and traditional tai chi chuan in the afternoon and evenings. We also practice the Tai Chi Ruler, a rare healing art form that is not being taught anywhere else on the East Coast. You return home with tools for clinical practice and improved health.
No tai chi or qigong experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for health-care professionals and for those interested in the healing effects of tai chi and qigong.
Upon completion of this intensive, hands-on training, participants will be able to:
- Perform and teach basics of traditional medically focused qigong, including: Eight Brocades Qi Gong, Three Treasures Qi Gong, Tai Chi Qi Gong, Ten Taoist Exercises, Eight Essentials Qi Gong, Special Cardiac Qi Gong Set, and Tai Chi
- Explain and prescribe traditional qigong exercises for specific organs and conditions
- Describe, perform, and prescribe acupressure self-massage, including specific practices for the following loci and conditions: major acupuncture channels, eyes, lungs, heart, other internal organs, insomnia, fevers, pneumonia (lung collapse), including pediatric version, spine, and joints
- Perform first section of traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan