Education Overview

Tai Chi and Qigong
Tai Chi (sometimes called Tai Chi Chuan and spelled in Chinese Pinyin, Taijiquan) and Qigong are considered as a mind-body healing exercises based on traditional Chinese medicine theory (e.g. yin/yang and energy channel theory) developed for the prevention of disease and to promote health and well-being through regular practice.  

Health and Wellbeing Benefits
Research over many years has demonstrated that TQ has the potential to improve the quality of life of people with a number of chronic diseases including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, fatigue, hypertension and pain. TQ has also been shown to benefit anxiety, depression, balance, sleep, stress management, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases.  

What is the difference between a Certified Medical Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor (CMTQI) and Traditional Tai Chi and Qigong instructor?  

Traditional Tai Chi and Qigong instructors (TTQI) are individuals who teach Tai Chi and/or Qigong for health promotion in community. For example, they may run a Tai Chi and/or Qigong school or academy in a local community and teach Tai chi and Qigong to community members.  

A Certified Medical Tai Chi and Qigong instructor (CMTQI) is someone who is qualified to teach or prescribe Tai Chi and/or Qigong as complementary therapies, along with standard medical care, to people who have medical conditions.  To register for the membership category of CMTQI, a traditional Tai Chi and Qigong instructor is required to demonstrate their knowledge and skills of medical aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong, and if needed, can be assisted to complete additional basic training in medical science units.  

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