Tai Chi Globe is pleased to announce our collaboration with Parkinson's UK. Together, we are providing this wonderful opportunity for people with Parkinson's to bring the power of Tai Chi and Qigong into their lives.
Beginning Monday 25 July 2025*, people with Parkinson's can register for 8 tai chi and qigong classes for just £30. The classes are to take place on Tring Hill, Tring (exact address provided upon registration).
*Dates for all 8 sessions are shown on the registration page.
The ,map above provides only an approximate location. The exact address will be confirmed following registration.
About Parkinson's Disease (PD)
The estimated incidence of Parkinson’s for people in the UK, aged 45 or over was 18,461. By 2065, the prevalence and incidence numbers are predicted to have almost doubled.
About Tai Chi and Qigong For PD
Among different types of balance exercises, Tai Chi is one of the most effective interventions that can be used by recreational therapists to improve balance and postural stability in older adults with PD. Tai Chi can improve balance, kinaesthetic sense, and strength; hence, it may be prescribed as a sensorimotor agility program for people with PD.
Because Qigong and Tai Chi share many similar characteristics, the effects of Qigong on PD may resemble those functions of Tai Chi. Tai Chi and Qigong are exercises that both require the unification of the body and soul as their philosophical basis. Both are the two most popular Chinese medical exercises for improving balance, flexibility, relaxation, and postural stability worldwide.
Tai Chi and Qigong have been shown to improve health-related quality of life indicators and psychological health. This type of exercise can relieve anxiety and depression and contribute to a sense of calm. There is growing evidence that physical and mental therapy helps eliminate negative emotions, reduce the symptoms of depression, and promote mental health. The use of mind-body therapies, such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Health Qigong, and meditation, is frequently reported as a means of coping with anxiety and depression.
In summary, Health Qigong is a traditional Chinese exercise that builds the practitioners mind and body by controlling the flow of Qi, comforting the body, and releasing pressure through movement. For people with PD, exercising Health Qigong is superior to taking medication because of its fewer side effects and a longer honeymoon effect.
About Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's UK are on a mission to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s, change attitudes, support one another and find a cure. They are charity, and are working to bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's.
To find out more about Parkinson's UK, visit https://www.parkinsons.org.uk
About Tai Chi Globe
Tai Chi Globe is a growing Tai Chi and Qigong community of over sixty members based in Buckinghamshire. It was formed by Tai Chi Globe's instructor, Lee Welch, a certified Tai Chi and Health Qigong Instructor, a member of the Deyin Taijiquan Institute and British Health Qigong Association.
Lee has been practicing Tai Chi and Qigong since 2015 and is passionate about sharing his journey with Tai Chi and Qigong, and teaching the wide range of benefits we so desperately need to meet the challenges we currently face within the world today.