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Tai Chi for Osteoporosis


Product Description

*ALSO AVAILABLE as Online Streaming Video: Visit Dr Paul Lam Online Tai Chi Lessons (


Tai Chi for Osteoporosis - DVD

Improve balance and reduce the risk of falling
Duration: 90 mins.

Designed to build strength, improve balance and better health. This two part program can enhance quality of life and reduce the risk of falls.

"Osteoporosis Australia supports the Tai Chi for Osteoporosis program designed by Dr Paul Lam" Judy Stenmark, CEO, Osteoporosis Australia.

"Tai Chi may help people with osteoporosis to improve their muscular strength, co-ordination and balance." Professor Markus Seibel, Endocrinologist, Concord Hospital, Sydney.

"Tai Chi is a fabulous exercise for older adults as it fulfills many of the outcomes we wish to achieve." Professor Shona Bass, Population Health, Deakin University, Melbourne.

There are numerous forms of tai chi and they differ significantly. Dr Lam has designed this easy-to-learn, effective and safe program for people with osteoporosis. Medical studies have shown tai chi improve balance, reduce falls and slow down the loss of bone density. Tai Chi movements from these studies have been incorporated in this program.

The Creator / Producer

Dr Paul Lam, a family physician in Sydney, Australia, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement. Dr Lam and his team of experts have created several Tai Chi for Health programs to improve people"s health and well-being. He is a past international competition gold medalist, and a producer of several best-selling DVDs and an author of Tai Chi books.


The program commences with medical experts who explain osteoporosis and how the program can be helpful. Without prior Tai Chi knowledge, you can learn from Dr Lam"s step-by-step instructions. For further improvement, there are Advanced Instructions. A demonstration of Dr Lam performing the set is provided for revision at the end.

The Set

1. Commencement form
2. Open and close
3. Wave hands - left side
4. Brush knees
5. Kicks
6. Repulse monkey
7. Wave hands - right side
8. Finishing forms

How to Use this DVD/Video

This program is designed for an average learner to complete in 3 to 6 months, spending half an hour a day. There is no advantage in learning it in a hurry. It is not how quickly you learn the program, it is how well you learn it that gives you maximum health benefits and enjoyment. With tai chi, often the people who learn slowly gain more benefits and progress further.

If you are unable to do the forms exactly as shown on the DVD/video, you should do what you can within your comfort zone and visualize doing it as shown. Visualization can give health benefits and improve tai chi.

Schedule a regular time each day to practice. Following a daily practice routine is an excellent way to learn, enjoy and benefit from tai chi. You can learn the program alone or find one or two friends to study together. Learning with others can be more fun, and you can encourage and check each other. Between ½ and one hour is a good length of time to practice daily.

Dr Lam recommends learning one movement per session, practice at least three sessions before learning the next. Remember to warm up prior and cool down after your session. It is best to practice until the feel and rhythm of your tai chi becomes comfortable before progressing to the next movement.

Tai chi is different from other exercises. Initially you may feel awkward and clumsy, be prepared to spend some time getting used to this. Generally, after about three months, you get past it and begin to really enjoy tai chi. Medical studies have shown people gain significant health benefits after three months of tai chi. Chances are by then you will feel healthier, stronger and enjoy a better quality of life. Give yourself a chance by persevering -- your life is worth it.

When you reach the end of the recording, you can practice with Dr Lam by following him as he demonstrates the whole set with his back to you.

If you wish to learn more from Dr Lam"s instructional DVD/videos, try Tai Chi for Arthritis Part I and Part II if you enjoy the internal aspect. If you prefer a more complex and challenging set, the 24 Forms may suit you. Feel free to write to Dr Lam for any advice or information. Enjoy the journey to the world of tai chi and better health!

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  1. Tai Chi for Osteoporosis 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2019

    This set was easy to learn and has become one of my favorite sets to do. I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of their Tai Chi ability level.


    Posted by on 23rd May 2017

    I can't say enough about this product! I have osteoporosis and this is the absolute easiest to learn from! I took it to my Doctor and after reviewing it, she also fully recommends it! Dr. Lam makes it easy to learn by and gears it to everyone no matter what age or physical condition.

    I highly recommend Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for beginners, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis and Tai Chi for Energy. These are the 3 I've purchased already and have Tai Chi Music CDs (1&2) in transit to me. My next purchase will be Tai Chi for Arthritis. I only learned about Tai Chi 3 weeks ago and I'm hooked on it. I now take an hour class lesson on Thursdays and have shared my experience with Dr. Lam's DVDs and more and more people, including our instructor, are learning from Dr. Lam and love his instructions!

  3. Improves Balance 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2016

    I am very pleased with this DVD. It's easy to follow. I am already noticing my balance has improved.

  4. Easy to learn and really helps 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2016

    I started Tai Chi for Osteoporosis because my doctor recommended it when my bone density test showed osteopenia. I want to help make my bones strong and develop strength for balance. Dr. Lam is easy to follow and explains each step fully. The introduction part of the DVD is really helpful in explaining osteoporosis and how Tai Chi can help keep me healthy.

  5. Tai Chi for Osteo great! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Apr 2016

    I have osteopenia and my doctor suggested Tai Chi as a gentle form of exercise. I started doing this consistently and I have more confidence with balance, less fear of falling, and over all feel much better. I highly recommend Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Osteoporosis for strengthening muscles and relieving stiffness.

  6. Tai chi cd 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2016

    a great cd for learning tai chi -whether you have osteoporosis or not.