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Why Do We Need Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Dr. Aihan Kuhn



Tai Chi and Qi Gong are ancient Chinese exercises practiced worldwide for their great health benefits. These slow movements incorporate deep breaths and mind focuses; you transform your intention into energy. Practice brings a smooth energy flow in the body, along with efficient deep breathing; your body maximizes the use of oxygen. This phenomenon is crucial in human health, healing, and prevention. This is also why more and more people are looking into Tai Chi and Qi Gong.


Tai Chi and Qi Gong are part of movement medicine and therapeutic exercises. More and more medical professionals refer patients to participate Tai Chi or Qi Gong classes.

Here is why:


  • They are known as special exercises for improving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

  • It has the benefits of fall prevention and anti-aging.

  • For healing, Qi Gong is the best exercise choice. Both Qi Gong & Tai Chi effectively reduce stress and improve emotional balance. For internal strength and self-esteem, Tai Chi is an excellent choice.


How Do Qi Gong and Tai Chi Work in Human Healing?


  1. It opens the nervous system pathway, especially the Autonomic nervous system.

  2. It opens the meridian pathway and fosters collaboration of organ systems.

  3. Connects the body and the mind, and relieves stress immediately.

  4. Maximizes oxygen use in the body: increases Oxygen saturation, distribution, and usage by cells.



Tai Chi Practice Offers Amazing Health Benefits; these include:



  • Improve Qi circulation and blood circulation.

  • Better breathing

  • Improve digestion absorption and metabolism.

  • Improve immune system function.

  • Improve daily energy level.

  • Improve balance and body stability.

  • Improve flexibility and posture.

  • Improve coordination & mental focus.

  • Improve emotional health.

  • Better stress management skills.

  • Delay brain aging and achieve the goal of happy aging.



How to Practice:


  1. Choose one type of exercise you want to learn. Once you master one, you can practice another type: either Qi Gong or Tai Chi.

  2. You must incorporate three parts during your practice: focused mind, correct body movements, and deep/slow breaths. Do the exercise slowly with full intention.

  3. Learn from a qualified teacher, and feel free to ask questions.

  4. Daily practice is essential; make time and set discipline.

  5. Use relaxation music for evening practice. This can reset your brain in a more relaxed way.


For Instructor Training Courses:

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Healing Institute,

We are a worldwide training center for Tai Chi instructors and Qi Gong Instructors.  If you want to learn more about Tai Chi and Qi Gong, you can get Dr. Aihan Kuhn’s Books “Tai Chi 10 Weeks”, and “Natural Healing  with Qi Gong.”


We hope that in 2024 we will have a great year, healthier, happier, less stressed, more productive, and more energetic to enjoy life and work.


Happy Dragon Year!

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