Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Diabetes with Dr Paul Lam

When and Where

Date Oct 13th 2017
Time 9am-5pm
Address 365 Marie Avenue West
West St. Paul
MN
United States

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What is the Depth of Tai Chi for Diabetes?

The Depth of Diabetes workshop was developed by Dr Lam, incorporating his knowledge of Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It will revolutionise the way you teach Tai Chi for Diabetes!  This workshop is for advanced practitioners who are familiar with the forms.

Dr Lam will take you beyond the boundaries of accepted knowledge about this set.  He will help you understand the corresponding Qi flow along the meridians relating to Diabetes, in order to cultivate the healing energy to help control or to prevent diabetes. He will also integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern medical knowledge to give you a new perspective on the inner power of Tai Chi for Diabetes.

Reasons to come

  • To study with Dr Paul Lam, the creator of the Tai Chi for Health programs.
  • To learn the corresponding Qi flow relating to Diabetes, and to cultivate the healing energy of TCD
  • To learn how to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern medical knowledge
  • To improve your tai chi.
  • To deepen your understanding of the tai chi principles.
  • To study the synergy between Sun and Yang Styles.
  • To hear about the latest medical evidence on tai chi and diabetes.
  • To learn how to facilitate support from diabetes associations and other organisations

Dr Paul Lam

Dr Paul Lam, a family physician in Sydney, Australia, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement. Dr Lam has created a number of Tai Chi for Health programs that have improved millions of people's health and wellness. He has authored and coauthored over twenty published medical studies on Tai Chi for health benefits, including a study that shows this program improves diabetes control.

Dr Lam has been studying tai chi for over forty years. He is proficient in several different styles and is one of the most sought after tai chi teachers having trained thousands of instructors. Many people travel around the world to attend his workshops. 

Dr Lam has written several tai chi books including Teaching Tai Chi Effectively, Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms and his memoir, Born Strong.  His instructional DVDs are best sellers around the world.

What Is Tai Chi?

Tai chi originates from ancient China, nowadays it is practised throughout the world as an effective exercise for health. Tai chi consists of fluid, gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo, breathing is deepened and slowed, aiding visual and mental concentration. It can be practised almost anywhere and is a suitable form of exercise for just about anyone.

How Does It Work for Diabetes?

Tai chi is a gentle and enjoyable exercise that will help improve glucose uptakes and its metabolism, therefore aiding people with diabetes to improve their glucose (blood sugar) control.  There are many advantages to practising tai chi; people who learn tai chi tend to continue enjoying it for years.  

Many studies have shown that tai chi improves fitness, hypertension, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and reduces cholesterol levels. As a big bonus tai chi also induces relaxation therefore improving the control of diabetes

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, enhancing life energy (Qi) in the appropriate acupuncture meridians (energy channels) will improve diabetes. This program is designed to enhance these meridians..

Preparation

Study the Tai Chi for Diabetes DVD as much as possible, and be familiar with the set, so that you can gain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from this workshop.

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

For more information or to register online

please visit: www.tchi.org

This is not an instructor certification workshop. Lunch included in pricing.

CEU/CEC INFO:

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that the Tai Chi for Health Institute meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2015-December 2018.  Approved Provider #701292.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure.  KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1426-0119).

Cost

ATTENDEE:

$200 before August 1, 2017

$215 after August 1, 2017

TCHC MEMBER:

$180 before August 1, 2017

$195 after August 1, 2017

$15 CEC/CEU: 6 CREDITS

Lunch included, morning and afternoon tea and light snack

Registration Closes September 30, 2017

$50 administration fee on cancellations one month prior to the workshop, no refunds afterwards

Location

Venue:

Dodge Nature Center

365 Marie Avenue West

West St. Paul, MN 55118

651.455.4531

Contact

Local Contact:

Trish Gonzalez trishtaichi@gmail.com

Bruce Tyler brucertyler@gmail.com