Acupunture and Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is closely connected to traditional Chinese martial arts, and their concurrent study enchances both martial and medical development.  Many instructors and assistant instructors within the North American Tang Shou Tao Association are licensed acupuncturists or Tuina practitioners, and explanation of Chinese medical theory and/or practical demonstrations of TCM application are included during classes where appropriate.

Nei Jing Tu

The Neijingtu representation
of the physical body

In addition to our regular class meetings, students may also participate in:

It is a requirement that all of our instructors learn Chinese medicine theory, not only to monitor the physical development of students and protect them from potential injuries, but also for the profound insight Chinese medicine provides regarding the energetic composition of the human body. Properly understood and employed, one may strengthen the organs of the body to prevent illness and disease. Principles of Chinese Medicine, meditation and dietary practices are shared with students in class as appropriate to enhance understanding and appreciation of the excercises performed. Continued practice according to these principles will reap noticeable benefits within a few short months.

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