Master Trainer Update Qualifications

BennettTamaraAuckland, New ZealandTCK, TCO
BryantMeghanVirginia, USATCE
HattleChrisPalmerston North, New ZealandTCR, TCK
LinkRichardMemphis, TN, USATCO
PerrinNualaManchester, UKBack Pain, TCO
PickettBillKnoxville, TN, USATCO
RudduckRosalieToowoomba, QLD, AustraliaTCO
SoricMikeTownsville, QLD, AustraliaTCO
ScanlonBettyFlorida, USATCB, TCD, TCK, TCO
SimpsonJocelynAckworth, GA, USATCR
ThompsonHazelSydney, AustraliaTCO, TCB
YianniAnastasiaMelbourne, AustraliaTCE

Gift

birthday gift from UKDr Lam Birthday Gift Registry

From Dr Lam: My friends and colleagues, Nuala, Veronica, Roberto, Amanda, Kent, Anne, Colin, Joe, Janice, Pam and Morag from Europe gave me this for my 70 birthday with tai chi poses forming 70.

I would love to receive your gift too: tell me about how you empower yourself and others to improve health and wellness and send your story to me via service@tchi.org. Your gift will be published on this page. The gift of health is the best gift to me. If you do, please provide if possible: your name; country; the people you have helped, include an example how the quality of life been changed, and how you feel about that. Attach a photo if possible and limit to 150 words or less. Sending it to me means that you give me permission to edit if necessary, to publish online and all people in your photo must give their permission for the same. 

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At the 20th anniversary workshop in Sydney, Richard Link from Memphis, USA presented a photos of the USAF “Thunderbirds” Aerial Demonstration team with signatures of all the pilots and commanders. In case you don’t know Richard is the retired flight chief at the Thunderbirds.  He has empowered many people using the Tai Chi for Health programs especially the transplant patients and kids. Bravo Richard!

Thanks Richard for your good wishes and the incredible effort to bring me this gift, and Mark Coffindaffer for helping to make it happen! photo thunderbird

Paul Lam                            

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January 2018

(Husband and Wife Marlena and Ed begin the New Year with their testimonies, see their photo below)

Dear Dr. Lam,

Several years ago, I developed a severe ear infection. Our physician prescribed antibiotics. Two weeks later, the pain in my ear persisted. Another ten days of antibiotics, and then yet another.

Three days into taking the third round of antibiotics, I awakened with sudden hearing loss in my right ear and difficulty walking due to imbalance.

After seeing numerous physicians with no help, we sent the electronic medical records related to my ear to a Harvard-trained ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) specialist in Portland, Oregon. After reviewing the records, his assistant called to make an appointment.

When I walked into his office, Dr. Anh looked up from his computer, his eyebrows arched. “You walk without a cane or walker?” he asked. He went on to explain that according to my medical records, 60 percent of my hearing and balancing mechanisms were gone in my right inner ear. “Probably due to ototoxicity,” he said, “which quite simply means ear poisoning (oto = ear, toxicity = poisoning), resulting from exposure to antibiotics that damage the inner ear.”

“So you see, you have no business walking without a cane, and it’s likely to degenerate further over time. You’ll probably end up in a wheelchair,” he concluded, shaking his head in disbelief. “And unfortunately, at present there are no treatments that can reverse the damage.”

I tilted the left side of my head slightly toward him, something I regularly do to hear better out of my one good ear. “I don’t hear so well since the infection and the drugs,” I said. “But I’m very fortunate that I practice tai chi every day, and I fully intend to walk without a cane until the day I die. Dr. Paul Lam’s tai chi programs will allow me to do that,” I said.

In fact, my balance problems have not worsened, as expected. Exactly the opposite. My balance gets better all the time.

Thank you for helping me walk without a cane, Dr. Lam, and I wish you a very happy birthday!

Marlena Fiol
January 2018, Tucson, AZ  Marlena and Ed

Dear Dr. Lam,

A few years ago I began to experience numbness in a toe on my left foot. I attributed it to clinching up my feet on our living room carpet while playing long, intense games of Super Mario with our grandsons. My solution was simple—sit down while playing to take the weight off my clinched toes. 

Instead of getting better, the numb, stinging sensation spread throughout the bottom of both feet. During my annual physical, I asked our physician about the discomfort. In response, he first checked my blood tests for diabetes. Finding none, he next stuck a sharp medical instrument into the soles of my feet. I felt nothing and suggested he might not be pushing hard enough. His response to my challenge was to stick the same sharp instrument into my ankle and that definitely got my attention along with a loud complaint. His diagnosis—you have neuropathy in both feet—that is damage to your peripheral nerves, which often causes weakness, numbness and pain. It may well get worse over time. His recommendation was an anti-inflammatory solution (Pennsaid), and later when things got worse as pain began shooting up my legs, a prescription for Gabapentin, a drug that numbs the discomfort and brain beautifully.

Not long after that, I mentioned my neuropathy to Dr. Lam. His suggestion will not come as a surprise: Practice daily tai chi. I took his advice. While my feet are not totally healed, the remaining tingling I experience lets me know clearly that my feet are in contact with the floor.

Thanks largely to my daily practice of Paul Lam’s tai chi programs, the neuropathy in my feet is actually improving rather than deteriorating.

Thank you and happy birthday!

Ed O’Connor, January 2018, Tucson, AZ

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Dear Dr Lam
Thank you so much for your Best Wishes and Season’s Greetings e mail.
I wish the same to you and all of your Tai Chi family.
You have brought so much joy and inspiration and positivity to so many, myself included, with your wonderful Tai Chi exercises.
These exercises bring balance and harmony to the mind, body and spirit and are so uplifting.
THANK YOU for being our inspiration.
With love and best wishes
Marcia                                      *******************

December 30 2017

Dear Dr. Lam,

For a few years I had been looking for exercises that could help me maintain agility and strength. The Pilates and Yoga routines I had been doing were making my joint pain worse. When Marlena Fiol and Ed O’Connor introduced me to Tai Chi for Arthritis, I was thrilled. They patiently instructed a group of us in the principles and forms of TCA. It was just what I needed. Bringing awareness to moving slowly and smoothly, breathing from the abdomen, not just during practice, but throughout the day, was so helpful. I could practice the different forms without causing stress and pain in my bones and joints. Consciously shifting my weight and using core strength to find balance are key elements that have helped to maintain my Practice.

I personally love the serenity of Tai Chi for Arthritis – there is no competition or pressure to “get it right quickly”. The peaceful, calming nature of TCA is beneficial as well. I lean toward an anxious disposition at times and TCA brings a sense of peace and harmony. It has also brought a wonderful and surprising new bond with my husband of 40 years. We have recently retired and I was looking for something we could do together that would benefit our relationship and our health. Tai Chi for Arthritis has certainly fit the bill!

Happy Birthday and thank you for all you have done to help others.

Lorna Boschmann, Tucson, AZ

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December 30, 2017

Dear Dr. Lam,

Happy Birthday to you!! I’m also sending a big “Thank You” to you for sharing your knowledge and teaching skills with so many, but especially with my teachers Marlena Fiol and Ed O’Connor!

While hiking along a beautiful sea-cliff trail in Ireland, I became so distracted by the stunning view that I tripped and fell into a little rut in the path. Though it didn’t seem like a bad fall, I tore an MCL and the meniscus in my knee. The recovery was long and required sitting with my knee elevated. After several months of immobility, the arthritis in my lower back caused almost as much pain as the knee injury.

As it often happens in our universe, when one needs something it appears. And so it did! Marlena and Ed sent out a notice that they were going to start teaching a tai chi class. By the time the class started, I had recovered enough to participate. I had doubts that I could continue, thinking that it might cause more pain.

After six weeks of tai chi sessions, I not only had much less pain in my knee area, but the pain from the arthritis in my back (which radiated out into my hips) had almost completely disappeared. I also felt considerably more centered mentally. With improved mental and physical health, I had both the desire and strength to begin hiking again.

I am so grateful to have had your instruction both on your CD and through Ed and Marlena. I am 69 years old and am trying to age with a little grace. Continued practice will no doubt serve me well in this process.

Janice Lyon, Tucson, AZ

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December 12, 2017

Dear Dr. Lam,

As students following your instructional program on Tai Chi for Arthritis, we wish to express our thanks for your program and to let you know how much we appreciate our instructor, Betsy Walker.

Betsy has been instrumental in building a following of students in our “active 55-plus” community of Four Seasons in Dumfries, Virginia.  Betsy is devoted to helping people learn and experience the benefits of Tai Chi for Arthritis.  She has been instructing here at Four Seasons since March 2017. She now has two different levels of instruction: Tai Chi for Arthritis I and Tai Chi for Arthritis II, with about 20 consistent students and more people showing interest. A Tai Chi for Beginners class will be added in 2018.   

All of her students agree that she is an outstanding instructor. She has the patience and willingness to help us older folks learn the moves even when we forget and require follow-up, individual help.

It has been a rewarding experience learning Tai Chi for Arthritis, both mentally and physically.  We are thankful for your course and for Betsy Walker as our instructor.Wishing you the best,

Four Seasons Students of Tai Chi for Arthritis

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Happy Birthday, Paul,

Every Sunday morning from May through September we have offered free tai chi and yoga classes outside on the Clifton Plaza in Cincinnati. On the very last Sunday, a doctor from China came to the tai chi class. I told her about your autobiography and she said she too grew up during the cultural revolution. She enjoyed the tai chi class and said she was planning to read the book.
Best,
Michael                                      *************

Dear Dr. Lam, I wish you the best of birthdays. I hope you realize that you have brought heath and well being to millions of us who would love to thank you in person some day.

Last spring a dear friend of mine was tragically killed when a man veered across the highway and hit him head on, both going nearly 70 MPH. Bob and I knew each other for 55 years. We refereed ice hockey together in the Colorado area and we both went on to be leaders in the ice hockey world around Denver, teaching referees, heading the various organizations and going on to be members of the off-ice crew of officials at the NHL Colorado Avalanche.

Bob was killed on a Friday evening and I found out about it around 10:00 PM. Saturday was my scheduled weekend to become certified teaching Tai Chi for Diabetes with Bill Picket. The 60 mile trip to class early Saturday morning was fraught with worry and dread, not really the mind set for a great class.

Saturday went by very well and Sunday it was like I was with family, a family of strangers but all sharing a special spirit. I had to explain my feelings before we left on Sunday afternoon for home how great it was to be with so many great people and how their Chi had helped me through the emotional weekend. I think I got all of us crying before finishing but the drive home was with a car full of great feelings and wonderful support.

I can’t thank you enough for the introduction into this great family. I am pleased immensely to share your family and the health it has provided. Keep up the great work and good health for years to come. Happy birthday!

Tom Fletcher


2. Ask Dr Lam

From Dr Lam: I love answering your tai chi questions and hearing your feedback, email me at service@tchi.org. I will try to answer the best I can. Below is the list of videos available.DSC00425

Ask Dr Lam series:

Producing a video take considerable time and cost, you will receive notification as soon as they are posted by subscribing my YouTube channel, Newsletter, or like my FaceBook page. More importantly you would be helping to spread tai chi to more people. My clips, mostly the free tai chi lessons, received 7,130,505 hits by Sept 15, 2016.TempDTCD2

My intention is to produce work that are useful to you and I don’t allow advertisement on them.

Related links:

The list of Dr Paul Lam’s Youtube videos


1. Dr Lam’s YouTube Videos

Dr Lam offering the gift of tai chi for health

Dr Lam offering the gift of tai chi for health

From Dr Lam: I have published over 100 YouTube clips, from free tai chi lessons, answer enquiries and medical studies to tai chi and life style topics. I intended to post useful information to you without any pay advertisement. My clips have 7,683,531 hits so far. They are:

For more videos please go to YouTube or Google and search for Dr Paul Lam and your topic. Feel free to contact me at service@tchi.org. 


1. How to Learn Tai Chi?

I am glad you would like to learn tai chi. It is going to be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding activities for you. Start with asking yourself why you want to learn tai chi? If you wish to improve your health, be more relaxed, or to help manage a medical condition, then any of my Tai Chi for Health programs would work for you. They are based on over 40 years of my experience in tai chi and medicine, designed by our team of experts to assist you to achieve all these in an easy and enjoyable way. Millions of people around the world have enjoyed learning one of my programs, and gained better health and quality of life as a result. All programs are easy-to-learn and proven by medical studies to improve health and wellness. Click here to follow my three steps to learn a Tai Chi for Health program.group with certificates

The next step is to find a good teacher. The right instructor can make tai chi easier and more fun to learn. Our Tai Chi for Health Institute board certified instructors are trained to do that. You can search online for an instructor near you. Other organizations like Arthritis Foundation and Age Concern list tai chi instructors in their website. Once you have found an instructor, try to talk to the teacher, or visit his or her class, find out if the teacher understands how to help achieve your objective. If possible watch a class, talk to participants to find out if this class is right for you.

To find the most suitable program for you please see my video Which Tai Chi Program will Suit Me?

Once you start your tai chi lesson, learn one lesson or part of it, and practice that until you are familiar with this before you go to the next lesson. Find a regular time preferably daily to practice. Do persevere with your lesson and practice. Tai chi is very different from most exercises we are used to. Where the stronger the faster the better, in tai chi we move in gentle curve, and emphasize on building inner strength and energy. Allow yourself time to get used to the feel of tai chi, soon you will enjoy the movement and gain the benefits from this wonderful exercise.

Tai chi is created based on the law of nature. Slowness and softness is part of nature like yin and yang; we don’t have enough of these in the modern fast-paced world. Your body and mind need both slowness and fastness in good balance for better health and harmony.

Continue to practice regularly, reach out to tai chi enthusiasts around you and practice with them. If you have not done that yet, find a teacher who resonates with you. I conduct tai chi workshops around the world, hope you can join me there. Enjoy your journey to health and wellness.group all

For more information and enquiry visit the Tai Chi for Health Institute, subscribe to my Newsletter. You can also find my online lessons, many instructional DVDs, books, tai chi music and other material at Tai Chi Productions, created by my team for one purpose – to improve health and wellness.

Feel free to email me through service@tchi.org of meet me at facebook if I can help with your tai chi journey.


FAQs for Becoming a TCHI Board Certified Instructor

After your training workshop, you must register and pay the Board Certification fee to be licensed to teach Tai Chi for Health programs. The licence will also entitle you to use Dr. Lam and the Tai Chi for Health Institute’s name for teaching the programs. Other benefits include discount on instructional material, use of logo, business card, brochure and banner. See Q and A below. Please note the training is valid for two years, Board Certification is valid only for one year. 

Q What is the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI)?

Q What is a TCHI Board certified instructor?

Q  How can I become one?

Q  Why become a Tai Chi for Health Board certified instructor?

Q  What Are the Benefits of Board Certification?

Q  Is there a fee to register?

Q  I am an instructor currently listed on the Institute’s website.  What happens to my profile and benefits?

Q  I am an instructor, do I need to be updated? and why?

Q  I am an instructor for several programs, do I pay a fee for each program?

Q  How do I pay my fee?

Q  What currency are the fees paid in?

Q  What is a Premier Board certified instructor?

Q  How can I become a Premier instructor?

Q  I am a Premier instructor now, what will happen?

Q  Would I still be awarded the embossed certificate at completion of the training or update workshop conducted by authorized MTs?

Q  Would I be able to teach the Tai Chi for Health program without being TCHI Board Certified?

Q  When does this happen?

Q  How does this affect CEUs?

Q  What is the difference between TCHI and TCP (Tai Chi Productions)?


Q What is the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI)?

A: The Tai Chi for Health Institute was founded in 2010 by Dr Lam and his Tai Chi for Health colleagues with the purpose of empowering people to improve health and wellness through the Tai Chi for Health programs. It sets and control the quality and standards of the training and to provide support for instructors.  TCHI is a non-profit educational organisation registered in Australia and governed by a democratically elected and unpaid board who volunteer their skill and time. It is a different entity from Tai Chi Productions, which was created by Dr Lam to produce useful learning materials for the Tai Chi for Health programs.

Click here for more information.

Q What is a TCHI Board certified instructor?

A:  A Board certified instructor is a person who has fulfilled the requirements, completed the training of a Tai Chi for Health program, adheres to the TCHI Code of Ethics and paid a fee to register with the Tai Chi for Health Institute Board. Only board certified instructors are licensed to teach Tai Chi for Health program/s and allowed to use the Institute’s logo, its and Dr Lam’s name. 

Q  How can I become one?

A:  Once you have completed your training or update workshop with Dr Lam or one of his authorised Master Trainers you will be entitled to register. An invitation with payment instructions will be sent to you by the Board. If you have not received your invitation two weeks after your training workshop, please contact your Master Trainer, and if not successful, contact the Institute via service@tchi.org (with all relevant information including the date of training, the master trainer’s name, country and a copy of your training completion certificate).

Q  Why Become A Board Certified Instructor?

A: It is required that you pay the registration fee as a Board Certified member in order to be licensed to teach the Tai Chi for Health program(s). Even though you have completed the Instructor/Leader’s course and received your completion certificate, you are not yet licensed to teach until you register with the Board. Once register as a Board Certified Instructor you are entitled to use Dr. Lam and the Tai Chi for Health Institute’s name and logo for teaching its programs, and to many other benefits. 

Board Certified will align the Institute with similar professional bodies to provide recognition with an internationally respected qualification. It is vital to maintains the integrity and the quality of the Tai Chi for Health programs, including our standing with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Council On Ageing, Arthritis Foundations, many health departments and other supporting bodies. 

Q  What Are the Benefits of Board Certification?

A: You will enjoy discount on purchasing instructional material. See our handy screenshots on how to find the discount codes (Board Certified instructors only)  and how to download your pdf certificates (for those who qualified after 1 May 2016)

There are many other good reasons. You can feel good about becoming a teaching member of the globally respected Tai Chi for Health Institute. Assurance to your students and employer that you are qualified and passionate about empowering people to improve their health and lifestyle, as well as:

  • Be listed online with all other current Board Certified instructors at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website  Only currently Board Certified instructors are listed.
  • On application and agreement to the conditions, you can use the Institute’s official logo, brochure, business card and banner for promoting your class. Contact us at service@tchi.org for more information.
  • Belonging to a global organization supported worldwide for its quality of training on teaching the evidenced based programs. Comprehensive training material is available and all levels of instructors have intensive training. More than 35 published medical studies have shown the health improving effects of the Tai Chi for Health programs. The Tai Chi for Arthritis program is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) for fall prevention. Health departments and many Arthritis Foundations around the world support the Institute.
  • 25% discount on instructional material (DVDs, Charts, Books and CDs) from Tai Chi Productions when you spend over $200. (Premier Instructors will be entitled to a 15% discount on any purchase and a 35% discount for orders exceeding $200. To find out how to become a Premier Instructor please scroll down.)
  • 5-10% discount on selected workshops by Dr Lam and his authorized Master Trainers.
  • Authorized to use the Tai Chi for Health Institute logo for promotion and business cards, you must be currently registered and adhere to the Code of Ethics. Full instructions will be given on registration.
  • Use of workshop brochures, presentation PPT and materials provided by the Institute to promote your class/es.
  • Ability to enter and edit your profile online at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website to post your photo, class/es, time and any relevant training and experience. These will be searchable through the internet. The Institute’s website is visited daily by thousands.
  • Receive a digital certificate that can be forward to anyone who needs proof of your teaching qualification.
  • An indication that you are supporting your institute and its purpose to empower people to improve their health and wellness.

Q  Is there a fee to register?

A:  Annual membership fee of $AUD25 (approx USD$19, or GBP£13). TCHI will send you a reminder each year. >>more

Q  I am an instructor currently listed on the Institute’s website. What happens to my profile and benefits?

A:  For all existing instructors including Premier Instructor, MTs and STs, your profile will still be online and benefits available until the first program needs an update. Reminders will be sent automatically 6 and 3 months prior.  At that point you will be invited to register.

Q  I am an instructor, do I need to be updated? and why?

A: Instructor/leaders are required to renew their certification every two years in order to update your skills and knowledge of the program. 

You can attend an update workshops run by Dr Lam or one of his Master Trainers. Available update workshops are listed on this website at the workshop calendar. Many training workshops include updates provided it is arranged in advance and you need to complete a written assignment beforehand.  Update is also available by correspondence for instructors who cannot not attend a workshop because of extreme circumstances.

As with all health and exercise professionals, updates are necessarily to maintain and improve skill and knowledge. There would be new studies, development and practice emerging to improve your teaching and tai chi skill. It is also an excellent time to share experience and connect with other members of the Tai Chi for Health vision.

We are proud that our programs are supported by many organisations worldwide, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.org), the National Council on Aging and arthritis foundations and many organisations around world. The quality of our programs and instructors are the reason for this level of support. Updating is a necessary part to maintain our professional status. Our standards and educational programs are constantly monitored and improved.  Those instructors who allow the qualification to lapse are not authorised to use Dr Lam and the Institute’s name in their advertising.   

Q  I am an instructor for several programs, do I pay a fee for each program?

A: One registration fee will cover all programs you have been trained to teach for one year. For example, if you are trained to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Energy and Tai Chi for Diabetes, you will only be required to pay one annual registration fee.

Q  How do I pay my fee?

A: When it is due you will be sent information on how to pay. You can visit this link for helpful information.

Q  What currency are the fees paid in?

A: TCHI fees have always been charged in AU dollars.  When you make the payment it will automatically be converted to your local currency.  Paying anything by credit card on line generally incurs a small fee when you are not paying in your local currency.  If in doubt please contact your credit card provider.

Q  What is a Premier Board certified instructor?

A:   A Premier Board certified instructor is the same as a Board certified instructor except for three things. Firstly, Premier instructors will be entitled to a 15% discount on any purchase of instructional material (DVDs, Charts, Books and CDs) from Tai Chi Productions, and a 35% discount for orders exceeding $200 after the discount has been applied. Secondly, your name on the online list would be more prominent with BOLD text. Lastly and more importantly, indicating your strong support for the Institute.

Q  How can I become a Premier instructor?

A: Upon your invitation to become a Board certified instructor, you will have this option by paying an extra $20 at the time of registration.

Q  I am a Premier instructor now, what will happen?

A: You will continue to be listed as a Premier instructor until the tenancy runs out in one year, then you would be invited to become a Premier Board certified instructor.

Q  Would I still be awarded the embossed certificate at completion of the training or update workshop conducted by authorized MTs?

A: Yes. You will receive the special certificate with the embossed Tai Chi for Health logo as the certification of your successful training. 

Q  Would I be able to teach the Tai Chi for Health program without being TCHI Board Certified?

A: The Board certification is your license to use the title Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health program/s, and to prove that you have been trained, meet the Board’s standards and are qualified to teach the program/s.

Many governmental and funding bodies require proof of an appropriate qualification to teach tai chi. Tai Chi for Health programs are backed by medical evidence. The Institute ensures all our Board certified instructors are well trained and qualified to teach these programs safely and effective, they are recognized and respected worldwide. Your participants can be reassured that they are in good hands. 

Q  When does this happen?

A:  From 1st May 2016, please see answer above if you have been certified from 30th April 2014.

Q  How does this affect CEUs?

A:  CEUs are related to the attendance of the training workshop. They are awarded by an outside body and will not be affected. 

Q  What is the difference between TCHI and TCP (Tai Chi Productions)?

A: Tai Chi Productions was created by Dr Lam to produce useful tai chi learning materials.  Its purpose is to empower people to improve their health and wellness through the programs and learning materials.  See the first answer above for TCHI.


1. Published Studies of Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Programs

For a pdf version of this list, please visit this link

1.     Lam P. New horizons…developing tai chi for health care. Journal of Australian Family Physician. 1998 Jan-Feb;27(1-2):100-1.

2.     Lam, P. (2004). “Tai Chi for ageing and its associated chronic conditions.” Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 12(3): 347-347.

3.     Song, Lee E, Lam P, Bae S. Effects of Tai Chi exercise on pain, balance, muscle strength, and physical functioning in older women with osteoarthritis: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Rheumatology. Sept 2003. 30:9 page 2039-2044.

4.     Lam P and Stephenson A. Tai Chi for Back Pain: Rationale and Available Evidence Supporting Tai Chi as a Complementary Treatment. Journal Medical Paradigm. August 2004 page 5-12 (journal no longer in publication)

5.     CHOI J .H. , MOON J . S. & SONG R. Effects of Sun-style Tai Chi exercise on physical fitness and fall prevention in fall prone older adults. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2005, 51(2),150–157

6.     Orr R, Tsang T, Lam P, Comino E, Fiatarone M. Mobility Impairment in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. Volume 29, Number 9, Sept 2006. page 2120-2122

7.     Fransen M, Nairn L, Winstanley J, Lam P,  Edmonds J.  A Randomized Control Trial Of 200 Subjects Comparing Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy And Control, To Measure Improvement In Pain, Physical Function, Muscular Strength And Walking Capacity. Arthritis Care and Research.. Vol.57, No.3, April 15, 2007, pp407-414.

8.     Alexander Voukelatos, MA (Psychol), Robert G. Cumming, PhD, Stephen R. Lord, DSc,and Chris Rissel, PhD. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of tai chi for the Prevention of Falls: The Central Sydney tai chi Trial. JAGS 55:1185–1191, 2007

9.     Tsang T, Orr R, Lam P, Comino E, Fiatarone M. Health benefits of Tai Chi for older patients with Type 2 diabetes: The “Move It for Diabetes Study” – A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging 2007:2(3) 429-439

10.  Paul Lam, Sarah M Dennis, Terry H Diamond, Nicholas Zwar. Improving Glycaemic and BP control in type 2 diabetes The effectiveness of Tai Chi. Australian Family Physician Vol. 37, No. 10, October 2008 P884-887

11.  Lam P Tai Chi for fall prevention.  NZ Family Physician Journal.  June 2006 volume 33 number 3 page 202

12.  Song, R., Lee, E. O., Lam, P., & Bae. S. C. (2007). Effects of a Sun-style Tai Chi exercise on arthritic symptoms, motivation and the performance of health behaviors in women with osteoarthritis. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing (English), 37(2), 249-256.

13.  Song, R. Lee, E. O., Bae, S. C., Ahn, Y. H., Paul Lam, Lee, I. O. (2007). Effects of Tai Chi Self-help program on glucose control, cardiovascular risks, and quality of life in type II diabetic patients. Journal of Muscle and Joint Health, 14(1), 13-25.

14.  E Lee, Aeyong Eom, Rhayun Song, Young Ran Chae. Factors Influencing Quality of Life in Patients with Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing. 2008 ISSN 1598-2874 Vol(Ed.) 38(5)

15.  M Lee, Paul Lam, E Ernst. Effectiveness of tai chi for Parkinson’s disease: A critical review. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Pages 589-594, ISSN 1353-8020, Vol(Ed.) 14(8, 2008)

16.  Ching-Huey Chen, Miaofen Yen, Susan Fetzer, Li-Hua Lo, Paul Lam. The Effects of Tai Chi Exercise on Elders with Osteoarthritis: A Longitudinal Study, Asian Nursing Research December 2008 Vol 2 No 4

17.  Stephanie S. Y. Au-Yeung, PhD, Christina W. Y. Hui-Chan, PhD, and Jervis C. S. Tang, MSW. Short-form Tai Chi Improves Standing Balance of People With Chronic Stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair Online First, published on January 7, 2009

18.  Song, R., Lee, E. O., Lam, P., Bae, S. C. (2009). Effects of Tai Chi or Self-help Program on Balance, Flexibility, Oxygen Consumption, and Muscle Strength in Women with Osteoarthritis. Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamental Nursing, 16(1), 30-38.

19.  Song, R., Eom, A., Lee, E. O., Lam, P․ & Bae, S-C. (2009).  Effects of Tai Chi combined with Self-help Program on Arthritic Symptoms and Fear of Falling in Women with Osteoarthritis.  Journal of Muscle and Joint Health, 16(1), 46-54.

20.  Amanda M Hall, Chris G Maher, Jane Latimer, Manuela L Ferreira and Paul Lam. A randomized controlled trial of tai chi for long-term low back pain (TAI CHI): Study rationale, design, and methods. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009, 10:55 (28 May 2009).

21.  Rhayun Song, Sukhee Ahn, Beverly L Roberts, Eun Ok Lee, and You Hern Ahn. Adhering to a Tai Chi program to improve glucose control and quality of life for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15(6), 2009, 627-632.

22.  Eun Ok Lee, Young Ran Chae, Rhayun Song, Aeyong Eom, Paul Lam, and Margaret Heitkemper. Feasibility and Effects of a Tai Chi Self-Help Education Program for Korean Gastric Cancer Survivors, Oncology Nursing Forum • Vol. 37, No. 1, January 2010

23.  Rhayun Song, Beverly L. Roberts, Eun-Ok Lee, Paul Lam, Sang-Cheol Bae. A Randomized Study of the Effects of T’ai Chi on Muscle Strength, Bone Mineral Density, and Fear of Falling in Women with Osteoarthritis. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 16, Number 2, 2010, pp. 1–7

24.  Michelle DiGiacomo, Paul Lam, Beverly L. Roberts, Tang Ching Lau, Rhayun Song, Patricia M. Davidson. Exploring the Reasons for Adherence to T’ai Chi Practice. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. December 2010, 16(12): 1245-1246.

25.  Amanda M. Hall, Chris G. Maher, Paul Lam, Manuela Ferreira, Jane Latimer. Tai Chi Exercise for Treatment of Pain and Disability in People With Persistent Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care & Research. Vol. 63, No. 11, November 2011, pp 1576–1583

26.  Hyung Kyoung Oh, Sukhee Ahn, Rhayun Song. Comparing effects of Tai Chi exercise on pain, activities of daily living, and fear of falling in women with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Muscle and Joint Health, 18(2), 2011, 137-146.

27.  Hua Ren,Veronica Collins, Sandy J. Clarke, Jin-Song Han, Paul Lam, Fiona Clay, Lara M.Williamson, K. H. Andy Choo. Epigenetic Changes in Response to Tai Chi Practice: A Pilot Investigation of DNA Methylation Marks. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume March 2012, Article ID 841810, 9 pages.

28.  Sukhee Ahn, Rhayun Song. Effects of Tai Chi exercise on glucose control, neuropathy scores, balance, and quality of life in patients with Type 2 diabetes and Neuropathy. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 18(12), 2012, 1172-1178.

29.  Rhayun Song, Moonkyoung Park, Jin Ok Chung, Jae Hyung Park, In Whan Sung. Effects of Tai chi exercises on Cardiovascular Risks, Recurrence Risk, and Quality of life in Patients with coronary artery disease. Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, 25(5), 2013, 516-527.

30.  Pao-Feng Tsai, RN, PhD, Jason Y. Chang, PhD, Cornelia Beck, RN, PhD, FAAN,Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD, and Francis J. Keefe, PhD. A Pilot Cluster-Randomized Trial of a 20-Week Tai Chi Program in Elders With Cognitive Impairment and osteoarthritic Knee: Effects on Pain and Other Health Outcomes. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management Vol. 45 No. 4 April 2013

31.  Moonkyoung Park, Rhayun Song. Effects of Tai Chi on fall risk factors: a Meta analysis. Journal of Korean Academic Nursing, 43(3), 2013, 341-351.

32.  Regina Wai Man Leung, Zoe J. McKeough, Matthew J. Peters and Jennifer A. Alison. Short-form Sun-style t’ai chi as an exercise training modality in people with COPD. Eur Respir J 2013; 41: 1051–1057

33.  Beverly Roberts, Rhayun Song, Sukhee Ahn, Paul Lam. Research Metholodogies for Tai Chi research. Edited by mark langweiler, Research methodology for Complementary and alternative therapy. 2015.

34.  Rhayun Song, Sukhee Ahn, Heeyoung So, Eun-hyun Lee, Younghae Chung, Moonkyoung Park. Effects of Tai Chi on balance: A population based meta analysis, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 21(3) 2015, 141-151.

35.  Leigh F. Callahan, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Mary Altpeter, and Betsy Hackney. Evaluation of Tai Chi Program Effectiveness for People with Arthritis in the Community: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2016, 24, 101 -110


How to Learn a Tai Chi for Health Program?

How Can I Learn a Tai Chi for Health Program?

Millions of people around the world have enjoyed learning Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health pr2 Group photo, St Louis 2014 NLograms, and gained better health and quality of life as a result. His programs are easy-to-learn and proven by medical studies to improve health and wellness. A good way to learn one of these programs is to follow 3 steps below.

A: Choose one program that suits you best from the list below, if you are spoiled for choice, try either 1 or 2. You can click on the title for an introduction; most of them have a full one hour first FREE lesson:
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  1. Tai Chi for Beginners – a great start with the Six Easy Steps, anyone can learn this.
  2. Tai Chi for Arthritis  (also known as Tai Chi for Fall Prevention) – if you prefer a gentle start, have arthritis or other chronic conditions. This program is recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) for preventing falls, it is suitable for almost anyone with or without arthritis.
  3. Tai Chi for Energy  – if you prefer a more challenging and faster-paced program.
  4. Tai Chi for Rehabilitation – an enjoyable way to aid recovery from major surgery, illness or just daily stress.
  5. Tai Chi for Diabetes – to improve the control of diabetes and minimize complications.
  6. Tai Chi for Osteoporosis – to strengthen bones and improve balance thereby reducing falls.
  7. Tai Chi @ Work – tailored to your working environment to relieve stress.tca
  8. Tai Chi 4 Kidz – a fun program to improve concentration and coordination.

B: You can learn from Dr Lam’s instructional DVD.  You will find it is almost as though you are attending Dr Lam’s class and he can read your mind and know what you need next! Be sure to set up a regular time to practice daily. Soon you will gain health benefits and enjoyment. Better still, you can go to the Dr Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute’s website to find a class conducted by one of TCHI Board certified instructors, or come to one of Dr Lam’s workshops and meet him in person.

A very good way is to use both his DVD and attend a suitable tai chi class.

C: Continue to practice regularly, reach out to tai chi enthusiasts around you and practice with them. If you have not done that yet, find an instructor who resonates with you. Enjoy your journey to health and wellness. TCE DVD Cover

Visit the Tai Chi for Health Institute for access to thousands of TCHI Board certified instructors globally, subscribe to Dr Lam’s Newsletter for more information.

For the Tai Chi for Beginners and Arthritis programs there are downloadable lessons available.

You can also find tai chi books, many instructional DVDs, tai chi music and other material at Tai Chi Productions, created by Dr Lam for one single purpose – to improve your health and wellness. 

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How Can I Learn a Tai Chi for Health Program?

How Can I Learn a Tai Chi for Health Program?

Millions of people around the world have enjoyed learning Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health pr2 Group photo, St Louis 2014 NLograms, and gained better health and quality of life as a result. His programs are easy-to-learn and proven by medical studies to improve health and wellness. A good way to learn one of these programs is to follow 3 steps below.

A: Choose one program that suits you best from the list below, if you are spoiled for choice, try either 1 or 2. You can click on the title for an introduction; most of them have a full one hour first FREE lesson:
Beginners DVD Cover 220v2

  1. Tai Chi for Beginners – a great start with the Six Easy Steps, anyone can learn this.
  2. Tai Chi for Arthritis  (also known as Tai Chi for Fall Prevention) – if you prefer a gentle start, have arthritis or other chronic conditions. This program is recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) for preventing falls, it is suitable for almost anyone with or without arthritis.
  3. Tai Chi for Energy  – if you prefer a more challenging and faster-paced program.
  4. Tai Chi for Rehabilitation – an enjoyable way to aid recovery from major surgery, illness or just daily stress.
  5. Tai Chi for Diabetes – to improve the control of diabetes and minimize complications.
  6. Tai Chi for Osteoporosis – to strengthen bones and improve balance thereby reducing falls.
  7. Tai Chi @ Work – tailored to your working environment to relieve stress.tca
  8. Tai Chi 4 Kidz – a fun program to improve concentration and coordination.

B: You can learn from Dr Lam’s instructional DVD.  You will find it is almost as though you are attending Dr Lam’s class and he can read your mind and know what you need next! Be sure to set up a regular time to practice daily. Soon you will gain health benefits and enjoyment. Better still, you can go to the Dr Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute’s website to find a class conducted by one of TCHI Board certified instructors, or come to one of Dr Lam’s workshops and meet him in person.

A very good way is to use both his DVD and attend a suitable tai chi class.

C: Continue to practice regularly, reach out to tai chi enthusiasts around you and practice with them. If you have not done that yet, find an instructor who resonates with you. Enjoy your journey to health and wellness. TCE DVD Cover

Visit the Tai Chi for Health Institute for access to thousands of TCHI Board certified instructors globally, subscribe to Dr Lam’s Newsletter for more information.

For the Tai Chi for Beginners and Arthritis programs there are downloadable lessons available.

You can also find tai chi books, many instructional DVDs, tai chi music and other material at Tai Chi Productions, created by Dr Lam for one single purpose – to improve your health and wellness. 

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Born Strong – Dr Paul Lam’s Memoir

BORN STRONG
 

 

Read reviews and sample chapters at Amazon. The ebook is also available. Click here to purchase from Tai Chi Productions. 

Watch an introductory Video Clip from Dr Lam 

Synopsis

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Born in Vietnam, Bon Trong—meaning “born strong”—was only ten months old when he was left with his grandmother in China. Little did anyone know that soon thereafter, the Communist Party under Mao Zedong would overtake China. For sixteen years, Bon Trong suffered abuse and terror from the Communist rule and narrowly escaped death from starvation during Mao’s disastrous Great Famine, when seventy millions did not. 
 
When Bon Trong was sixteen he escaped to Hong Kong, where he was distressed by the shock of the new culture and his heart-wrenching separation from his aunt. However, he was determined to win approval from his parents, from his family, but most of all, from himself.
 
Later in Australia he finally experienced freedom for the first time in his life. Paul, as he was now known, chose the path of healing early on when he decided to become a doctor. He came to realize how much he loved medicine, and it became clear his calling was to heal people.new-1
 
The years of starvation and malnutrition had left their mark with disabling arthritis since his teen.  He began studying tai chi with his father-in-law hoping to ease his painful arthritis. Moved by the art he became an avid learner and expert in tai chi. Feeling he could help others, he started teaching others. From classes locally to workshops to lectures globally to creating DVDs to writing books.  Dr Paul Lam has dedicated his life to spreading the health benefits of tai chi around the world. He has changed the lives of millions of people who seek to connect their mind, body, and spirit through tai chi, fulfilling his destiny to become a true healer. 
 

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  • Peter Wayne, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and author of the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
  • Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2009 Inductee to the Internal Arts Hall of Fame, and author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to T’ai Chi & Qigong” 
  • Andy Choo PhD FAA., Professor of biomedical genetics, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; Tai Chi teacher and researcher
  • Bob Casey, USA, author, poet, and student of tai chi
  • Pam Kircher, USA, retired Master Trainer and author of “Love is the Link”
  • Raymond Lau, Singapore, Consultant Rheumatologist and Professor, Master Trainer, Chair of TCHI
  • 37 readers reviews on 10th July 2015

“…Dr. Lam, perhaps more than anyone else on the planet, has been a force in expanding Tai Chi and Qigong into modern healthcare at all levels–has enabled modern healthcare to un-grip from its past of discounting Eastern wisdom, and reform itself into something new and larger, where Eastern and Western wisdom can join hands for the betterment of society. In some ways, all Tai Chi teacher’s working in hospitals are riding on the shoulders of Paul’s early work…In his book, Dr. Lam talks about how he resisted naming his school after himself, because he didn’t want it to be a cult of personality, but a way to expand Tai Chi knowledge into the world, enabling it to be owned by many. Our work organizing World Tai Chi Day events worldwide, which has included the participation of Paul and many teachers Paul Lam trained, seeks to follow Dr. Lam’s vision, empowering the entire world to see Tai Chi as “their thing” and even further expanding these amazing treasures from Chinese culture throughout the world.beach

Paul Lam’s amazing story about how Tai Chi healed him from a hard life of challenges, and enabled him to flower into an internationally recognized Tai Chi expert and trainer whose work has literally helped millions directly or indirectly, is a microcosmic example of what is possible for the world. We can evolve from our past, and blossom into something beautiful and extraordinary–just as Paul Lam has done with his amazing life. — Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2009 Inductee to the Internal Arts Hall of Fame, and author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to T’ai Chi & Qigong”

“This is the story of . . . a man who has to rise above the chasm of death and impossible odds to turn the centuries-old esoteric Oriental art of Tai Chi into a Western-science-and-medicine-based system of healthcare that has deeply touched the lives of millions. It is a fable of humility, struggle, and heartbreak, but above all, of selfless sacrifice, unconditional love, staunch courage, and unwavering tenacity. An inspirational read . . .”— Andy Choo PhD FAA., Professor of biomedical genetics, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; Tai Chi teacher and researcherpaul chen

“An inspiring and engaging personal story of healing and Tai Chi, written by a physician and Tai Chi master leading the integration of Tai Chi into healthcare worldwide.” — Peter Wayne, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and author of the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
 
“Born Strong will first appeal to Dr. Lam’s million plus tai chi students whom he or his world-network of instructors have taught. But over time, the book will attract a much broader audience. Anyone who has faced adversity will find comfort through reading it. Dr. Lam weaves a story regarding the power of the indomitable human spirit striving and succeeding in overcoming what appear as insurmountable obstacles. Poverty, starvation, murderous regimes, debilitating health issues, severe bullying, and vast cultural differences are just a few in a litany of challenges faced and met. An added bonus is that he provides readers with suggested ideas and skill sets that will allow them to cope with their personal challenges.

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Ultimately, the book is really a love story for his aunt who sacrificed much for her nephew to succeed; his abiding love for family, both immediate and extended; and his passion for tai chi, a life-changing way of life. This story of love and excitement for life will touch readers to the very core of their being.” –  Bob Casey, USA, author, poet, and student of tai chi
 
Faced with difficult obstacles throughout his life, Dr. Lam met each challenge with determination, courage, and hope.  That combination brought him from starvation as a child in Maoist China to the life of a family doctor in Australia and the development of the Tai Chi for Health programs that have brought greater health to millions throughout the world. This riveting story inspires each of us to embrace our lives and ask, “what more might I do to fulfill my life’s purpose?” – Dr Pam Kircher, USA, retired Master Trainer and author of “Love is the Link”
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“Thank you very much, Dr Lam. It is a very good book. It has captured the human spirit of resilience and grit, and the emotions were subtly and accurately portrayed. I believe the universal truth is this: unconditional love can embrace and transform all that seem  unlovable or insurmountable for the better.” – Raymond Lau, Singapore, Consultant Rheumatologist and Professor, Master Trainer, Chair of TCHI

A reader’s reaction, by Eileen Bandcroft

I received the signed copy of “Born Strong” yesterday.  I read it in one sitting!! I found it incredibly inspiring and deeply, deeply moving partly I suspect because, like your beautiful Aunt, I too raised an abandoned child, in much less difficult conditions,but nevertheless when you spoke of your Aunt I had a deep sense of the love she felt for you just as I do for my granddaughter who I have raised since the age of six when her Mum died and her Dad abandoned her.  She was my reason for living at that time and since then has been the jewel in the crown of my life.  Unconditional love is unconditional love whatever the circumstances and my belief is that special children l

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ike you  are sent to teach those of us who are privileged to raise you, many lessons not least of all the “gifts of the darkness” and also that the flame of hope is always there deep within us if we have the courage to believe.

I am so grateful that ACC chose Tai Chi for Health to be their falls prevention modality as without that happening there is no way I would be part of the tai chi family and have the gift of teaching tai chi in my life and to you I am grateful for your courage and determination to bring Tai Chi for Health to the World.

Congratulations on the wonderful book.  I hope it sells hugely worldwide so that people can be touched and inspired in the way that I have been.

Eileen Bandcroft, Instructor, Pukekohe, New Zealand

You can read more reviews on Amazon, and place your own review there.

 
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Extract 1

“Certainly Chairman Mao couldn’t hear the rumbling in my stomach, and he must not have known that someone stole our rice.  Otherwise he would have come to our rescue.  I had, after all, squeezed my eyes tight and prayed – his kind face in my mind’s eye, asking him for an overflowing bowl of rice and not the mere handful of tiny grains Aunt always made into congee.  But even the thin, tasteless porridge seemed like a royal feast now that our ration had been stolen a full five days before we would receive more rice.
Once verdant and lush, the land around us stood consumed.  The sky no longer home to birds, the rice paddies and river no longer a haven for the small fish I once walked past, and the land no longer bursting forth with vegetation. small gp
By the third day without food, my stomach stopped rumbling, and I heard only silence as my spirit slipped from my body and began to float.”
 

Extract 2: My Recipe for Health

I always enjoy finding all the factors of a problem and creating a formula to solve it.  I applied it to understanding how the body and mind function, and working out ways to make them work better. I cherished finding the right therapy to solve each individual’s health challenge, and in tai chi I love to find the most effective way to develop and enjoy the art. 
Ultimately, I love to find a solution to empower people for better health and wellness.  I talk to my patients, friends and tai chi colleagues and participants of my workshops about this topic frequently. Here is a recipe for health that I have found it works for me and many of the people I have interacted with. Most of these are woven into this book.

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The Ingredients:

  • Positivity
  • Responsibility
  • Activity
  • Engagement
  • Interaction

1.Positivity

I try to focus on the positive or bright side, though it is human nature to focus on the negative.  That can be helpful in extreme circumstances – it makes us work harder in case of disaster.  In normal times, however, negativity can adversely affect our health, thinking and relationships.  By looking for the best qualities in people I enhance my relationship with them.  Everyone likes to be recognised, which help them to be more confident and more effective and their attitude becomes more positive towards me – a win-win situation. 

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Whenever I feel down I remind myself to “song” my joints – a tai chi state of gently loosening the joints, thus strengthen the body and induce relaxation, and to stand tall.  I may not be feeling great, but that simple change in posture tricks my mind into feeling less stressed, and thinking more upright.

Even at really bad times, being sad does not make matters any better. I find the psychologists were helpful when they said: “if you cannot be happy, pretend to be, and soon you would!” Even if I cannot be happy, I would be better off than focusing at sadness.

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2.   Responsibility

I realised in my twenties that I needed to take responsibility for my own health.  With crippling arthritis I could have relied entirely on drugs to keep me relatively pain free.  It took dedication to establish a major improvement through tai chi, but on the way I learned that keeping physical and mental balance in my life was the best way to cope with the condition, as well as most matters in my life. 

As I develop, I take more responsibility for my actions.  Whenever something goes wrong, I make a great effort not to blame the circumstances and other people, not even the weather! Blaming anything including myself does not help me to get to a better place, it is a waste of time; it might sooth my insecurity for a little while but does not help it at all. I find it more helpful to focus on analysing the situation rationally, what was done well and what can be improved. Very importantly to develop inner strength which would reduce insecurity.

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I also learned to be responsible for my reaction to other’s actions. For example, when someone makes a racially discriminative remark, I hold my anger and make a great effort to keep my mind balanced. If that person means to upset me and if I become angry, he or she controls me. If it was an innocent mistake, I would have got upset for nothing, worse still, an angry reaction would harm my relationship with that person. It is my responsibility to stay calm and find the most rational way to deal with the situation ….   (More in the book)

Links to Free Tai Chi Lessons– be sure to check with your health professional before you start

  • If you are looking for the best exercise for the body and mind in 15 minuste; try Tai Chi for Beginners 
  • Or you something more challenging for the same reason; try Tai Chi for Energy
  • If you are a person with arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS, stroke or most other chronic conditions; try Tai Chi for Arthritis

For more Free Tai Chi lessons please visit Dr Lam’s instructional DVD and books.

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