(Downstairs in the Yoga/Speaker Room of Nutrition World on Vance Road)

FEB 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  -  Mark your calendars NOW!

ChiaHung Shen

Presenting:  Tai Ji Quan & Qi Gong

ChiaHung Shen (in previous CHEO directories known as Tom Shen) will be sharing Tai Ji Quan, Qi Gong exercises and some lifestyle suggestions at our February CHEO meeting. 

ChiaHung Shen received alternative healing art trainings in Chinese Acupressure, Reflexology, Tai Ji Quan (or Tai Chi Quan), Qi Gong, and some basic Chinese Medicine. He is now teaching free Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong classes at the public libraries and the Civic Center in the Chattanooga area. 

TAI JI QUAN offers an opportunity to explore the harmony within all movement, leading to deepened sensitivity, the development of internal energy and the ability to deal with external forces. Taiji may also be called "Meditation in Motion", "Daoist Principles in Practice", a "Moving Yoga", or as a "Chinese Soft Style Martial Art". 

Taiji is based upon relaxation of body and mind. The quiet and gentle nature of the exercise overcomes stress and its related illnesses. Other benefits include improved blood circulation, better posture and alignment, and a strengthened immune system - all contributing to greater quality of life (and likely quantity). The only requirements for Taiji are patience and perseverance; it is equally suitable for young and old, men and women.  

QI GONG means cultivating energy and is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. It involves an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. The slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups. Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.

Learning and practicing alternative healing arts and Tai Ji martial arts has been ChiaHung's passion, and he loves to see people’s physical conditions improved after receiving the alternative healing modalities and receiving healing advice.

For more information, contact Merry Johnson or call 706-952-1608.

FEB 15, 2:00 pm -- Free event for the public -- FEB 15, 2:00 pm


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CHEO January Spotlight 2015

Nancy Reinhart, DC
4810-D Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343

Please tell us about yourself in 75 words or less.

I am Dr. Nancy Reinhart, and I have been a practicing chiropractor for 29 years. I attended undergraduate and graduate colleges for a period of 9 years, finishing at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA. I practiced in Austell, GA, for a year, then Rossville for 3.5 years, and then in Hixson beginning in 1990. I have been married to Don Rackley, a Hixson native, for 17 years, and together we homeschool our 2 adolescent boys. 

What brought you to alternative health and the field/product you’re involved with?

I began college in Math and realized I didn’t like math homework. I changed to Political Science and didn’t like reading newspapers about non-pertinent events and conditions so far removed from my life. I quit school and had a wonderful time as a Howard Johnson’s desk clerk, near an international airport, socializing with people from all over the world. I loved talking, but I had some kind of restless drive and up rose a craving for biology and anatomy. I returned to school and in my first anatomy lab, I was absolutely enthralled with the way deltoid contraction abducts a whole arm. I saw the disparity between the way my lab mates dragged through lab and my peculiar excitement. I walked out of class and across the campus and had what I call a quickie vision in my frontal lobe of a bouncing marble settling into place in a roulette wheel and spinning at rest. Over time a feeling developed in me that I wanted to serve people with my whole life, not just in time, but in depth, with my whole self. Several interesting junctions steered me into chiropractic, and I absolutely and unequivocally behold that the work of my hands is perfect and God-given.



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