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The Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness Series are free, virtual events scheduled throughout the year focused on different lifestyle medicine and wellness topics. These events are free and open to the UC + Cincinnati community and beyond!
therapies such as Tai Chi and Qigong are one of the Eight Pillars of
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) used to treat and maintain the body, mind,
and spirit. These movement therapies are essential for health in TCM just
like acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition. Tai Chi was developed
relatively recently (around the 17th century) to blend and balance
the opposites of Yin and Yang yet it is rooted in philosophy and prescribed
movements thousands of years old. It has developed and spread across the
world as an art form and expression of health and spirituality.
Chi has been shown to play a significant role in improving and maintaining good
health in conjunction with other forms of modern medicine. Measurable
improvements have been documented including balance, cardiovascular
health, cognition, mood, and sleep.
This event is also offered in collaboration with Be Well UC as part of their Be the Change event.
Derek Johnson provides Chinese Medicine services with the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Cincinnati. His fields of practice include acupuncture, bodywork, meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong. Additionally, Derek teaches two courses for the Center at the UC College of Medicine: MEDS 3091/7051 Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and NEW in spring 2024 MEDS 2094 Tai Chi Basics: Medication Through Movement. Learn more about Integrative Medicine Courses.
Please submit your contact information below to register for this no-cost event. A zoom link and instructions for accessing the virtual event will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date.
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Click here to view past event recordings on topics such as food as medicine, healthy sleep, gratitude, and more!
UC Health Associates can earn 100 thrive points for attending this event! A list of attendees will be sent to the UC Health Associate Thrive Team and the points will be added for you.
Eligible faculty and staff can earn 1,000+ Be Well UC points in the Virgin Pulse portal with UC’s employee wellness program for attending offerings with the Osher Center for Integrative Health, and earn up to $300 every calendar year. Get started by creating an account or logging in, click the “Home” icon near the top, then, click “Rewards”. Scroll (or search) to the “Participation” category. Click “Attend a UC sponsored event”. Fill out brief from and submit!
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