Pat Gorman, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac., has studied and taught Five Element Acupuncture and T’ai Chi for most of her life. She began her T’ai Chi studies at Chinese Medical Doctor and T’ai Chi Master Professor Cheng Man Ching’s Shr Jung studio, with Patrick Watson in 1973; She graduated from Tai Sophia in 1983, and studied extensively with J.R. Worsley until his passing. Pat co-founded the International School of T’ai Chi Chuan and the T’ai Chi Foundation. She currently teaches both undergraduate and post-graduate Five Element Acupuncture and Roots and Branches Qi Gong with her husband, acupuncturist Stephen ‘Tuna’ Flores in New York city and the Long Island Hamptons.
Roots and Branches Five Element Qi Gong combines the Classical Five Element traditions of Professor JR Worsley’s acupuncture and Professor Cheng Man Ch’ing’s T’ai Chi Chuan. Professor Cheng shortened the Yang style long form into five cycles of the Five Elements. He then assigned elemental postures to his medical patients, contributing greatly to their healing. Pat Gorman commenced her research on this over thirty years ago, and has developed professor Cheng’s medical use of T’ai Chi into this Classical Five Element Qi Gong System, giving Five Element practitioners a powerful new way to involve our patients in their own healing.
Pat Gorman, B.Ac., Lic.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), has several degrees from both The College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, U.K., and The Traditional Acupuncture Institute, MD. Pat was a member of the Worsley Master Apprentice Program (MAP tm) and holds a certificate in Advanced Teacher Training in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture from J.R. and J.B. Worsley. She has been teaching T’aiChi for over forty years and Five Element Acupuncture for twenty five. Pat has published many articles on T’ai Chi and acupuncture and is currently the developer of Roots and Branches Five Element Qi Gong for the T’aiChi Foundation. Pat practices with her spouse Tuna in New York City and Bridgehampton, N.Y.
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