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Community Wellness

We know wellness is more than just the absence of illness. Our community wellness programs offer modern Western and traditional Eastern approaches to maintain your health.


There are many ways to achieve wellness. Our programs include educational lectures, exercise classes and more. Join us for an event to learn something new and improve your well-being.

Emotional Well-Being Program

Emotional Well-Being Program features bilingual, culturally sensitive, community focused education and resources to help manage the natural ups and downs of life, improve the ability to make positive life choices, and positively influence physical and emotional well-being.

Learn More. 


Dayan Qigong Classes

Dayan Qigong is:

  • An ancient and widely practiced Qigong in China.
  • Proven to be safe and effective for all ages.
  • Certified by the Chinese government as one of the 10 types of Qigong with proven evidence of health benefits.

These classes are designed as a eight-week session, with two sessions available each year. You pay the tuition directly to your instructor. We offer a free introductory class at the beginning of each session. Call 650-988-3234 for more information, or Sign up for emails that alert you to upcoming CHI events.


Ask A Dietitian

Did you know that you can read nutrition labels to choose healthy foods?
Did you know that dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate? How to minimize carbohydrates the healthy way? 

Whether your goal is learning how to eat a healthy diet, or tailoring an eating plan that works best for you, our monthly Ask a Dietitian Workshop will provide you with the skills you need to make the best food choices and improve your healthy habits.  
During the first 30 minutes of the workshop, the dietitian will discuss the monthly topic, including common misconceptions.  That will be followed by a one-hour question and answer session.
July: Fat and Cholesterol
August: Is Artificial Sweetener Really Healthy For You?
September: Carbohydrates
Date: Second Wednesday of every month
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon. 
There's no time like the present to get started. Please register in advance here. 


Dietitian Services

Many Chinese dishes are high in salt. High-sodium diets can lead to health issues, including hypertension. The Chinese Health Initiative offers nutrition workshops to help you improve your diet. You can listen to our low-sodium diet workshop online, conducted in Mandarin by Barbara Chang, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager of Nutrition Services.


CHI Wellness Talks (in Mandarin)

Wellness talks are designed to support your health and well-being, as well as offer advice that integrates Western and Chinese traditional medicine approaches. 

You can listen to some of our wellness talks online:

  • Chronic Pain and Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Hay Fever and Asthma
  • Breathing
  • Posture
  • Exercise
  • Three-Part Series: Nutrition and Food Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (in Mandarin)
    Through the three classes, you will:
    • Understand how TCM views diseases.
    • Understand how TCM categorizes diseases.
    • Understand the role of food and food therapy in TCM.
    • Be able to plan a proper diet and eat according to your diagnosed condition.

Watch the first talk
Watch the second talk
Watch the third talk

Instructor: Victor Cheng, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Berkeley and went to China to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He received a degree from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a licensed TCM doctor in China. He has clinics in San Jose and Ukiah.

  • Community Wellness Series

Chan Meditation: conducted in Mandarin by a Dharma teacher from Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan
Meditation practice with instruction: excerpted from Chan Meditation Workshop

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