Program to show how tai chi promotes wellness
Image courtesy: Tai Chi for Health
Paul Lam, an international tai chi expert, will present “Tai Chi for Health and Wellness” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, on the UNT Health Science Center campus.
Dr. Lam is director of the Tai Chi for Health Institute in New South Wales, Australia. He is a licensed family physician and author of the books Overcoming Arthritis, Tai Chi for Beginners, Tai Chi for Diabetes and Teaching Tai Chi Effectively.
His presentation, a Special Grand Rounds sponsored by UNTHSC Professional and Continuing Education, is free to the public and also carries continuing medical education credit. The program will be in Room 124 of the Medical Education and Training Building, 1000 Montgomery St. in Fort Worth.
Dr. Lam’s visit is coordinated by Wayne English, DO, Adjunct Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. English teaches tai chi at 5:15 p.m. each Tuesday at the UNTHSC Fitness Center.
Tai chi originated as a Chinese martial art and has evolved into a meditative exercise and stress-reduction technique. Its series of exercises are slow and controlled. Principles are movement control, weight transference and integration of mind and body.
The Mayo Clinic describes tai chi as “low impact … generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.”
Tai chi is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation.
UNT Health Science Center has extensively revamped its system of tracking federally funded research projects after an internal review revealed flaws in its prior time and effort reporting practices. UNTHSC discovered the flaws in 2015 and subsequently self-reported the issues to the federal gover...Read more
Feb 16, 2018
By Sally Crocker UNTHSC DrPH student Carolyn Bradley-Guidry, MPAS, PA-C, CPH, has received national recognition for her service and citizenship in the area of diversity and inclusion. Bradley-Guidry, Assistant Professor in the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studi...Read more
Feb 15, 2018
By Sally Crocker Public health student Abby Winstead made her first trip to Haiti on a ministry mission seven years ago, and when she graduates from UNT Health Science Center this spring, she will take on a full time position there to continue serving families in need. Winstead will manage...Read more
Feb 14, 2018
By Alex Branch Virginia Morris Kincaid’s family has a legacy of innovation. Her father, Arthur J. Morris, saw too many working citizens struggle to acquire bank loans. In 1910, he established the Morris Plan Banks, which introduced nationally the concept of “installment credit”...Read more
Feb 13, 2018