Positive Effects With Tai Chi and Qi Gong

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi (or T’ai Chi Ch’uan) is derived from Chinese martial arts and based on Taoist philosophy, with roots going back close to a millennium. It is a martial art, a form of moving meditation, and an all-in-one form of exercise.

Tai Chi involves smooth flowing activities, in which one goes through a number of forms of movements. Like acupuncture and shiatsu, Tai Chi seeks to foster balance and flow of energy or “chi” through the body.

The Yang style of Tai Chi is the most commonly practiced and is the form that is taught and practiced at the Center for Integrative Medicine.

Extensive research has been conducted around the benefits of Tai Chi, which include:

  • improved balance and coordination
  • decreased pain and limitations for individuals with arthritis
  • improved flexibility and strength
  • improvement in the heart and lung systems
  • improved mood and sense of well-being

What is Qi Gong?

QiGong is the ancient art of self-healing. During this workshop, you will learn several methods practiced daily to help maintain your overall sense of well-being.

We offer several levels of Tai Chi and Qigong. Call for fees and more information.

​Contact Us

UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine
Shadyside Place
Suite 310
580 S. Aiken Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

For general information or to schedule an appointment, call 412-623-3023.

For information about our research studies, please call 412-623-2374.

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