Tai chi and qigong are sequences of movement that increase and balance qi flow within the body. Tai chi is a martial art that is performed for both self defense and health benefits. Qigong is comprised of repeated movements that are strung together to enhance meditation. Many styles of tai chi and qigong exist. Holistic Pain Solutions teaches Yang style long form tai chi, and a Sheng Zhen, a form of seated qigong.
Both tai chi and qigong relieve stress, improve depression, lower blood pressure, improve overall health, and support recovery from disease. The mild movements involved in both activities can also improve balance, strength, and coordination.