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The Golden Elixir of Longevity and Immortality: The Qigong and Taiji Wellness System

Thursday, 10/25 at 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

The focus of this lecture is to reveal that ancient Chinese sages and medical practitioners understood what conventional science is realizing now—thousands of years later. Taiji and qigong activate basic physiological mechanisms that are associated with the reduction of pathology through self-regulatory mechanisms that neutralize the negative effects of oxidative and inflammatory process. In the ancient world, these were associated with longevity: the capacity to extend the duration of wellbeing, and of immortality: the process of sustaining a relationship with the quantum aspect of being wherein one is intimately connected with the aspect of oneself that is eternal. Ancient Chinese sages and medical innovators understood what conventional science is realizing now – thousands of years later. Taiji and qigong activate basic physiological mechanisms that are associated with the reduction of pathology – through naturally occurring self-regulatory mechanisms that neutralize the negative effects of oxidative and inflammatory process. In the ancient world, these were associated with longevity: the capacity to extend the duration of wellbeing, and of immortality: the process of sustaining a relationship with the quantum aspect of being wherein one is intimately connected with the aspect of oneself that is eternal. The foundations of these concepts are expressed in the Three Treasures: San Bao Science. Dr. Jahnke will explore ancient wisdom, contemporary research, and accessible practice to inspire practitioners to consider the power of qigong and taiji.

Roger Jahnke

Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with 40 years of clinical practice and 9 research pilgrimages to China to study its healing traditions. He is Director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), and serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies, and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM/IM), wellness, and medical cost reduction. • Authored The Healer Within (Harper Collins, 1999) used in Mind-Body programs worldwide and The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002), an instant classic in the western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi. • Co-convened the National Expert Meeting on Qi Gong and Tai Chi in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging. • Edited and translated the clinical chapters for Chinese Medical Qigong (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010), the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, used in colleges and universities of Traditional Chinese medicine in China. • Published a comprehensive review of the evidence base of the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong in the prestigious American Journal of Health Promotion July/August 2010, Vol. 24, No. 6. in collaboration with Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. https://www.feeltheqi.com/

 

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