Tai Chi has been a long time on-and-off source of exercise for me over the last twenty years. As I approached my early seventies and faced my osteoporosis issues along with several fractures resulting from trip-and-fall events, I started taking it more seriously. Among several medically integrative strategies to deal with my condition, I sought out Dr. Che’s help with acupuncture for my general well being and energy balancing. She also added TaiChi to my healing home practice regimen. More specifically, she demonstrated the medically-developed tai chi form that she learned from Dr. Mei, her Tai Chi Master in China. In my case, she insisted that I start practicing it in stages with the steps and foot work first. She used the analogy that a tree grows from the seed, to its roots, to its trunk, branches then leaves and not vice versa. Later, as I became more versed in the steps, the arm movements came more naturally. Just recently, the small adjustments began to make sense and my balance has improved significantly. It is now part of my “start-the-day-regimen” in daily short fifteen-minute sessions. I feel great results in strength, coordination and balance. I always look forward to this fantastic way to start my day!!
Thank you Dr. Mei for employing your medical knowledge of the human anatomy to develop this TaiChi form that is so helpful to many people, especially those with medical issues. Also, many thanks to Dr. Che, for your patience, encouragement and skillful teaching.
Sept. 11, 2020