National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi
Dr. Roger Jahnke, the director of the IIQTC, has recently been appointed to co-convene and act as co-investigator for a series of projects associated with the wider, more open access to Qigong and Tai Chi - funded by the Archstone Foundation. The first component of this series of projects is the National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi. This invitational meeting includes experts in Qigong and Tai Chi, research and health care policy. Following this event will be numerous "symposia" to disseminate the consensus based findings of the Expert Meeting, two further pilot studies and numerous written documents on the diffusion of Qigong and Tai Chi throughout the United States. To download your copy of this Consensus Report, click here. [You will need Adobe Reader to open. File is 1168 KB]
IIQTC Graduate Initiative
As the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) continues to certify teachers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, and Central America, a positive catalyst for health promotion is garnered. The IIQTC and its peer Council of Advisors seeks to further post-teacher training support, continuing, and communication for all graduates.
Research -- Both Studies/Trials and Reviews of the Literature
The IIQTC research initiative has associations with UCLA Medical School, Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Arizona. We have or are currently writing three articles on the status of research (reviews of the literature) and one on the 2004 study noted with National Council on Aging (NCOA). We are involved in numerous research projects wherein study designs for "clinical trials" and "outcomes studies" are being refined for implementation.
The National Council on Aging became a collaborator and partner in creating an innovative approach to Qigong and Tai Chi that transcends any age group. This was followed by IIQTC's inaugural pilot study with 350 participants at 18 research sites throughout the United States and very impressive findings.
To learn more about IIQTC Research, click here.
Tai Chi Easy™
The Tai Chi Easy™ health promotion revolution takes traditional Chinese medical knowledge, along with well known findings of Western Mind/Body science and economics to create a simple system for assisting individuals to maximize their health and well-being and therefore reducing the burden on the healthcare system. Tai Chi and Qigong -- also known as vitality enhancement or vitality cultivation -- have been carefully refined and improved for thousands of years. Through this we have carefully and sincerely crafted Tai Chi Easy™ an approach to personal vitality cultivation -- Qigong (and Tai Chi) -- that is readily diffusible to all populations - young, old, sick, well, rich, poor.
Nationwide Network of Practice
There is a rapidly spreading popular movement to improve healthcare in the United States. Our Presidents and the Congress have not been able to implement the easiest solution -- foster healthy people and healthy lifestyles. The Nationwide Network of Qigong and Tai Chi Practice is made up of enthusiastic citizens, and devoted Qigong and Tai Chi Teachers.