Tai Chi for Arthritis Program

Certified Instructor: Christopher Carlow, D. Ac.



Tai Chi for Health

The ancient discipline of Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Ji Quan) combines agile steps, joint safe exercise and mental strength to improve mobility, breathing, and relaxation in ways that help you feel in greater control over your daily life.

It’s a joint safe way for people of all ages to enjoy life and meet new friends, while taking control of your physical, emotional and mental health.

Bring a friend and try it!

Embrace the Tiger - Carlow

Articles / Research

The links below provide some information on health benefits of practicing Tai Chi:
Few Complementary Therapies Help Arthritis <BBC News> Jan. 8, 2013
Tai Chi May Prevent Falls Among Seniors <WebMD Health News> Jan. 13, 2011
“Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese martial art, may give older adults’ immune system a boost.” “That news comes from experts at UCLA and the University of California, San Diego.” WebMD 29 Mar. 2007
Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being / UNC

Tai Chi For Arthritis Relief <WebMD Feature>

Kent Hospital: Fibromyalgia and Acupuncture treatment

Tai Chi: Best Fibromyalgia Treatment? “better results than reported in trials of drug treatments for fibromyalgia” <MedicineNet News Aug. 18, 2010>

Study: Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves Reach, Balance, Well-Being

YouTube Video: Benefits of Tai Chi on Arthritis Pain

Excerpts from Harvard Medical School Health Publications Article

Strike the Tiger - Carlow

Offering: Tai Chi classes, Qigong classes, Tai Chi for Arthritis Program Wellness Workshops based on Tai Chi and Traditional Chinese Medical Principles


The Tai Chi for Arthritis Program has been shown in scientific studies to:

  • reduce pain, stiffness & fatigue.
  • improve physical function & muscle strength
  • improve flexibility / mobility, & balance.

Tai Chi also promotes correct body posture, integrates body and mind coordination, imparts tranquility of mind, and the cultivation of Qi (known in Oriental Medicine as ‘vital life force’ or ‘energy’; pronounced ‘Chee’).

Upcoming Events

Click to view Upcoming Events.If you are interested in hosting a class at your home or office please contact (401) 219-6446

Rooster Stands on One Leg - Carlow

Health Tips

Good Posture
Healthy Diet Habits
Good Health is Good Circulation
Breathing Techniques

Lower Snake Body - Carlow

Program Info

Why Choose this Program?

  • CDC recognized
  • Evidence-based
  • Certified Instructor – certification mandated to be renewed every 2 years.
  • Instructor is required to be CPR certified
  • National / international recognition
  • Standardized Form – Tai Chi for Arthritis program is the same in Rhode Island as it is in Florida or elsewhere.
  • Safe, gentle, low impact, very effective
  • Developed by a team of medical experts – medical doctors, rheumatologists, tai chi masters.
  • Program comes with a form guide book
  • Stepwise Progressive teaching method – an evidence-based teaching model emphasizing safety
  • Fall prevention

Single Whip - Carlow

Feel Great, Stay Fit, and Keep Moving!

The Tai Chi for Arthritis Program is a 6-week course based on a program created by Dr. Paul Lam.

The program uses Sun style Tai Chi because of its slow, gentle movements to strengthen and mobilize joints and muscles, improve physical fitness and improve mental relaxation.