Shanghai Qigong Research Institute, founded on March 12, 1985, is affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As the largest professional Qigong research institution across China, it involves scientific research, education, medical treatment and cultural communication. The institute contains departments such as Qi-Dao School, Taiji Health Center, Comprehensive Medical Qigong Laboratory, Qigong Teaching & Research Office, Medical Outpatient Department, and Qigong History Museum.
The past decades witnessed the fruitful achievements of the Institute in research, teaching, clinical treatment and cross-cultural communication. In addition, the Institute has undertaken qigong-related scientific research projects and cross-sectional studies funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, General Administration of Sport of China, The Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and Shanghai Municipal Health Commission. By hosting the annual International Symposium on Qigong Science, the institute plays a significant role in popularizing Qigong and further developing the excellent traditional culture.
For the first time in China, Shanghai Qigong Research Institute hosted the 1st International Symposium on Qigong Science in September 1986, which attracted more than 500 specialists, researchers, enthusiasts and practitioners from home and abroad. Since then, the Institute has hosted international symposiums every two or three years.
By 2022, the symposium has become very influential both at home and abroad after having successfully organized 16 consecutive symposiums. The International Taiji Health Symposium & International Symposium on Qigong Science has become a well-known brand in the field of cross-cultural communication on Qigong and TCM health cultivation.
Thanks to the support by Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shanghai Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the International Taiji Health Symposium & International Symposium on Qigong Science organized by Shanghai Qigong Research Institute will be held in the future. We believe the symposium will be a great opportunity to exchange and share ideas, and look forward to your participation.