Tai Chi for Wellness: Focusing on Heart and Lung Health

Tai Chi for Wellness: Focusing on Heart and Lung Health

Join us for a 30-minute instructor-led group(zoom) Tai Chi class specially developed to support heart and lung patients, and those who support them.  The program is taught by one of two instructors Dr. Hui Hwang LAc, DAOM and Scott Phelps LAc, DAOM.

The program is offered online, in a  6-week series that contains a live zoom class once a week, on Fridays from 11-11:30 am. Daily practice recordings will be provided. Cost is free to attend. 

The class is structured:
5 minutes – warm up exercise
15 minutes- Tai Chi Movements
10 minutes- Guided Breathing Exercises

Participants are taught how to evaluate their exercise tolerance level and to modify their activity.

What is Tai Chi?

  • A form of martial arts, originated from China thousands of years ago
  • It is characterized as a  graceful exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. It has been shown to improve muscle strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Frequently described as “meditation in motion”
  • Promotes mind body connection through gentle and flowing movements
  • Tai Chi can be performed by people of all ages

Tai Chi’s Benefits for patients with heart and lung conditions

  • Reduce the risks of cardiovascular and respiratory disease
  • Improve cardiopulmonary health
  • Improve physical function
  • Improve quality of life


You are welcome to register for more than one class series.

Series Dates: Fridays 11:00- 11:30

#2: Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 10, Sept 17, Sept 24, Oct 1

#3: Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12

#4:  Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11

#5: Feb 18, Feb 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25

#6: April, 1,8,15, 22, 29, May 6

#7: May 13, 20, 27, June 3,10, 17


657-282-6357 | Patient Health Education Department

Registration Instructions:

This class requires a physician referral. If you are interested in this class, please contact your physician.  Late registrations welcome.

Nursing students:

Nursing students from community schools may attend this class. When registering, please indicate that you are a nursing student when entering your name. At the beginning of class, please also notify the instructor that you are a student.

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines


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Hui Hwang, LAc, DAOM, Dipl.OM

Dr. Hui Hwang has over 15 years of clinical experience in Western and Oriental Medicine. Before moving to California in 2011, she worked as a medical doctor in Shu Guang Hospital affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While in California, she has worked with medical doctors and other health care providers in multidisciplinary clinic settings as a licensed acupuncturist. She specializes in acupuncture and herbal supplements for weight management, stress related conditions, insomnia, pain management, and women’s health. Additionally, Dr. Hwang has been practicing Tai Chi since 1999. Dr. Hwang finds great satisfaction witnessing the positive changes in her patients' lives. She joined SSIHI in August 2020 and sees patients in Costa Mesa.

Scott Phelps, LAc, DAOM

Scott Phelps is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a focus on integrative health. Scott treats both chronic and acute conditions, including pain, gynecological complaints, allergies, digestive complaints, insomnia, and cancer treatment related side effects. Scott believes that educating patients on selfcare is an important piece of the treatment and empowers the patient in their health journey. Scott was part of an integrative Chinese medicine residency in Northern California and has presented 2 research posters at the Society of Acupuncture Research conference (2019,2020). Scott holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and enjoys gardening, hiking and swimming.

Tai Chi for Wellness: Focusing on Heart and Lung Health

Start Date



Each Series is 6 Weeks


Hui Hwang, LAc, DAOM, Dipl.OM & Scott Phelps, LAc, DAOM




FREE Registration Fee

Late Registration Welcome