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Qi Gong

Qigong (pronounced chee gong) is an ancient Chinese health care system that utilizes physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. It promotes good health by facilitating the body's internal healing mechanisms to relieve stress, develop flexibility, improve coordination and increase stamina.

This 10-week course will complement your existing health care program and provide you with more energy for your treatment process.

This class is co-sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center. It is open to cancer patients and their caregivers. You do not need to be a patient of UCSF.

Time

Selected Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – noon

Location

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Instructor

Joseph Acquah, LAc, OMD
Phone: (415) 885-3693

Joseph Acquah is a nationally recognized diplomate in acupuncture. He is the former clinical director and internship coordinator for the California Acupuncture College. Acquah began practicing acupuncture in 1981 and has taught at several colleges of traditional Chinese medicine, most recently, the New England School of Acupuncture. An expert in the art of tai chi chuan, Acquah also has a master's degree in clinical psychology.

Registration

There is no charge, but registration is required for this class. To register, call the UCSF Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693. A completed health history and signed physician's consent form is required before participating.