The Arizona Arthritis Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine will present an interactive demonstration of “Tai Chi Kung” – free and open to the public – Saturday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Medical Research Building, Room 102, 1656 E. Mabel St., Tucson (on the Arizona Health Sciences Center campus, at the southeast corner of E. Mabel St. and N. Cherry Ave.; free parking is available in surrounding parking lots.)
Tai chi kung is similar to the traditional tai chi form of movements that have been described as “meditation in motion.” This ancient Chinese healing art is physical therapy for the entire body, benefitting every aspect of health and quality of life.
Instructor Joe Pinella has studied and practiced the ancient Chinese healing arts of tai chi kung and qigong for more than 40 years. The real test of his experience came in 1991 when he broke his neck and back in an auto accident. Using these arts, he was able to overcome several disabilities and regain the use of his motor skills. Desire, determination and dedication coupled with these arts gave him his life back. He now uses his personal healing experience to empower others to rehabilitate and recover their health to live a better quality of life.
Space is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the Arizona Arthritis Center, (520) 626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu
The session is part of a series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly ‘active lectures’ presented by the Life Compass initiative of the Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.
The Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease. For more information, visit the website www.arthritis.arizona.edu