About Us

World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day Celebrated At Howard Long Wellness Center

April 16, 2018

WHEELING, W.Va. – The public is invited to Wheeling Hospital’s Howard Long Wellness Center (HLWC) for a free workshop and demonstration to celebrate World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day 2018 on April 28.

T’ai Chi Instructor Steve Perdok Sr. and students from HLWC will lead the event that joins with thousands of people in hundreds of cities in more than 80 nations around the world to celebrate the benefits of T’ai Chi and Qigong. Certified instructors Donna Melchiori and Nancy Shuttler also will take part, as will assistant instructor Russell DeGarmo.

The celebration is always held on the last Saturday in April. The students and instructors at HLWC range in age from 40 through 88, many of whom have been practicing for a number of years.

Those attending the event, scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m., will learn about the health benefits of the Chinese art of T'ai Chi and Qigong.

These benefits come from regular practice of T’ai Chi, called "meditation in motion." Recent medical studies have presented documentation that T'ai Chi has proven value in treating or preventing many health problems such as: arthritis, back pain, balance, strength, flexibility, blood pressure issues, ADHD, depression, chronic pain and many other medical conditions.

T'ai Chi was designed to help people go through change with less damage by improving the way they handle stress. Even though change is often good, it can be stressful. If that stress isn't managed, it can damage one’s health and outlook on life. T'ai Chi gives its practitioners the chance to slow down and enjoy life.

Qigong is the practice of aligning breath with a more stationary coordinated slow stylized repetition of fluid movements in a calm mindful state. It is very easy to learn.

Perdok, Shuttler and Melchiori also are certified in T’ai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention from Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute.

To learn more about the free demonstration and workshop, contact Perdok at 740-310-7144 or 304-242-9355, or visit www.worldtaichiday.org.

T'ai Chi and Qigong classes are offered from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at HLWC. For more information, contact Perdok at @sperdok6@aol.com or visit T'ai Chi and Qigong:Sunset Health Arts page on Facebook.

-- 30 --
Contact: Gregg Warren – Vice President-Public Relations and Marketing, 304-243-3260
Wheeling Hospital

Wheeling Hospital

A Tradition of Excellence. A Legacy of Caring.