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2023 Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness Series

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!  

Medication through Movement: The Benefits of Tai Chi (Presentation + Experiential) in collaboration with Be Well UC

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from noon-12:45 p.m. virtually via zoom
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Movement 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.

Tai 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.

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Derek Johnson, L.Ac, MSOM, DMQ
Senior Acupuncture Therapist, Tai Chi and Medical Qigong Instructor

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.

Register: Medication as Movement: The Benefits of Tai Chi

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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UC Health Thrive & Be Well UC Points

UC Health Associates

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.

Be Well UC - UC Faculty/Staff

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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