About TCHI

The Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) was founded in 2010 by Dr Paul Lam and many of his colleagues with the purpose of empowering people to improve their health and wellness through Tai Chi for Health programs. TCHI ensures the quality of training and codes of ethics, it also provides support for instructors and participants.

Who We Are

TCHI is a non-profit organisation representing all certified instructors/leaders of the Tai Chi for Health programs. It is administered by a democratically-elected director and governing board consisting of master and senior trainers, instructors, participants (or students) and nominated experts.


The Tai Chi for Health programs are supported by many leading organisations and government bodies around the world, including the USA Centers for Disease Control (CDC.gov), Arthritis Foundations and Administration on Aging. Our instructors are  fully trained and shown by over 30 medical studies to be able to teach the respective program safely and effectively.

Tai Chi for Health Programs

Tai Chi for Health programs are modernized tai chi that are easy to learn and quicker to gain health benefits. Teams of medical and tai chi experts worked with Dr Paul Lam to create the programs based on authentic tai chi. Learn More

CDC and Arthritis Foundation recommends Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention to improve arthritis, health and wellness

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Find Certified Instructors

Board-certified instructors have attended training workshop/s, completed prior preparation and fulfilled all requirements to be safe and effective teachers of their respective program/s, including regularly updating their skills.

Master and Senior Trainers

Master Trainers (MT) are trained and authorised to train and certify other instructors. Senior Trainers (ST) assist MTs, conduct regional instructor practice sessions, and continue to upgrade the skills of those instructors.

Become a Premier Member

We invite current board-certified instructors to become Premier Members of TCHI and avail of special benefits, including discounts on product purchases and a full-page display of your instructor profile on our website.


Tai Chi Articles

Tai Chi Articles

Explore our rich library of tai chi articles and resources designed for instructors, practitioners and students alike.

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Medical Studies

Discover the near-magical benefits of practicing tai chi for health based on the latest published medical and scientific research.

How does Tai Chi work?

With principles based on the law of nature, learn how tai chi’s slow and gentle movements work to restore harmony and boost health.

Tai Chi Guides

Browse through our various Tai Chi Guides designed to maximise your learning and help you on your tai chi for health journey.

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