190530 An evidence based Taiji and Qigong program for medical professionals

Monday, October 27, 2008: 6:30 PM

Yang Yang, PhD , Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
In this one hour interactive presentation Dr. Yang will summarize research on the efficacy of Taiji, with emphasis on his own quantitative research on neuromuscular, sensory, and biomechanical mechanisms of Taiji practice which afford improvements in postural stability, and his qualitative research evaluating multi-dimensional wellness benefits associated with successful aging. Instruction and practice of traditional Taiji and Qigong exercises will be interspersed with the presentation.

Learning Objectives:
Summarize current scientific findings on the efficacy of Taiji practice. Discuss different components of traditional Taiji training and understand the primary purpose of the individual and combined exercises. Experience and practice exercises that can be immediately incorporated into personal practice or taught to others. Summarize multi-dimensional active aging benefits of Taiji and Qigong practice as reported by research intervention participants.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Taiji and Qigong practitioner and researcher with a published book, instructional DVDs and published papers.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies aging Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.