The institute was founded by Dr Paul Lam and his colleagues in 2009 to empower people to improve their health and wellness. Twelve years ago, Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and tai chi expert, worked with a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create the Tai Chi for Arthritis program. Since then, they have created more Tai Chi for Health programs that have helped millions of people to improve quality of their lives. Medical studies have shown these programs effective to improve health safely. Many organizations including the Arthritis Foundation of America, Australia and Singapore; Osteoporosis Australia; Arthritis Care, UK; universities and governments from different countries support one or all of these programs..
Scientific studies have shown Tai Chi works to improve muscular strength, flexibility and fitness. Muscle strength is important for supporting and protecting joints and is essential for normal physical function. Flexibility exercises enable people to move easier, and facilitate circulation of body fluid and blood, which enhance healing. Fitness is important for overall functioning of the heart, lungs, and muscles. In addition to these components, Tai Chi movements emphasize the importance of weight transference, which helps balance and prevents falls. “You can do it anywhere and practice it with no special equipment. Whether it’s 10 minutes a day or your own 60 min class a few times a week, you will be better for it.”The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
We teach a variety of programs and are constantly adding new offerings. Regardless of your age, health or fitness level, there is a program for you.
Maureen Caldwell is a Senior Training under Dr. Paul Lam with over 20 years of experience in group health exercise training with land and water certifications. She was trained by the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TM) founded by Dr. Paul Lam, a retired Family physician. In 1974 Dr Paul Lam took up tai chi to combat his arthritis. It has been, and still is, a life-changing experience for him. Dr Lam has enjoyed and benefited so much from tai chi that he wants to share it with as many people as possible. His programs have been recognized and certified through the Arthritis Foundation and CDC. She leads other Tai Chi for Health Institute trained instructors providing some of the regions best Tai Chi instruction.
Tai chi is one of the most effective exercises to improve health and wellbeing. It is an ancient exercise, centering on breath control and flowing controlled movements requiring no special equipment or clothing. No matter your age or physical condition, once you start, you can continue to progress to higher level for the rest of your life. It is fun and can be practiced alone or in a group. Practicing tai chi can helps you gain confidence, like yourself better, which, in turn, leads not only to better health, but also harmony within yourself and with others.
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