Program to show how tai chi promotes wellness

October 16, 2014

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Paul Lam
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.

Click here for more information on UNTHSC CME credit.

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