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East meets West — Tai Chi Symposium

East meets West Educational Series
“The role of Tai Chi in the management of rheumatic diseases”

The scientific committee of the Hong Kong Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation has organized an “East meets West” educational series since 2009. This educational series aim to promote interflow of knowledge and experience on patient management between health care professionals practicing western medicine and traditional chinese medicine in the field of rheumatology.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation and support the World Arthritis Day (12 October) established in 1996 as part of a global awareness initiative by the United Nations endorsed Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010, the symposium on “The role of Tai Chi in the management of rheumatic diseases” was held on 30 October 2010 at the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Dr. William Tsang from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University delivered a talk on “The “mistery” behind Tai Chi in health”. Dr. Mason Leung from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University shared his clinical experience with the audience in his session on “The many facets of Tai Chi – What is the recommendation for arthritis patients?”. Besides, a patient expert in Tai Chi, Ms Chung Ngan-ching, demonstrated Tai Chi style suitable for patients with arthritis and also shared how Tai Chi helped to improve her health and her life. The symposium was well received.

John Doe