By Dr. Wei Fang and Mo Chen
A roundtable luncheon organized by the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) and the American Tai Chi & Health Qigong Center (ATHQC) was held at the legendary Oheka Castle on Tuesday, Aug. 15.
ATHQC Chairmen Chen Sitan and Lin Xu and IHQF President Chang Jianping presented heart-warming speeches, expressing their gratitude to the many long-term practitioners and advocates of Chinese Health Qigong represented by the guests from all sectors of Nassau County.
The luncheon was one of the highlights of a weeklong series of events throughout metropolitan New York, including a research forum and the celebration of the First International Day of Health Qigong the previous weekend. More visits and training workshops were to be held in the coming two days, led by the Chinese Health Qigong Delegation of world-class masters, experts and scholars from China.
A cheerful hail greeted the appearance of Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. His vision of introducing alternative and noninvasive medicine to promote health and cut medical-care costs was embraced by the audience. Participants cheered for health, collaboration and friendship, and strive to work together for a better future of health and harmony in the community.
The American Tai Chi & Health Qigong Center is a national organization of professionals dedicated to the promotion of Tai Chi and Health Qigong in the U.S., and related cultural exchanges among countries, through organizing and coordinating teaching classes, training workshops, research forums, competitions, public expositions and other activities among various Tai Chi and Health Qigong groups.
The American Tai Chi & Health Qigong Center is located at 227 Michael Dr. in Syosset. For more information, visit www.ustaichiqigong.com.