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Qi Gong and Tai Chi: promoting practices that promote healthy aging by Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, PhD, Lynn Beattie, MHA, Rita Chow, EdD, James Firman, EdD, Roger Jahnke, OMD, Chae-Hee Park, MS, Karl Rosen

In the final decades of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, health promotion emerged as a complement to conventional medical interventions. Some examples of these innovations include disease risk management, self-care, reduction of negative drug interactions, falls and injury prevention, stress management, holistic healthcare, and mind-body medicine. An integral part of this healthcare evolution has been the growing importance of various forms of exercise modalities originating from Asia, such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

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