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Tai Chi for Whole Person Health and Healthy Aging

When: Thursday, December 2, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online
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Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Registration required.

This presentation will introduce Tai Chi mind-body exercise as a multimodal intervention that is well-positioned to support integrative medicine’s goal of addressing whole person health. It will summarize evidence for its benefits related to fall prevention, mobility, cognition, and management of pain in older adults, as well as the physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying observed clinical benefits.


Peter M. Wayne, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Peter Wayne, PhD, is the Bernard Osher Associate Professor of Medicine in the Field of Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The primary focus of Dr. Wayne’s research is evaluating how complementary and integrative therapies clinically impact aging and chronic health conditions, and understanding the physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying observed therapeutic effects. Dr. Wayne has more than 40 years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong, and is an internationally recognized teacher of these practices.

This webinar part of the Osher Center Grand Rounds, which is a collaboration between IPHAM and the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Northwestern University.

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