Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease Study-Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance
“Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance”
Treatment for Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
“People suffering from mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease experience significant benefits, including better posture, fewer falls, and improved walking ability, when they practice Tai Chi”,Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute concluded. Their results were published in the Feb 2012 New England Journal of Medicine .
NEW! Instructor Guidebook with Parkinson’s Addendum and DVD
Dr. Chenchen Wang, who is studying tai chi for arthritis and fibromyalgia, said the results of the Parkinson’s research are “dramatic and impressive.” She heads the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston
“There are a number of practical advantages to using Tai Chi to improve motor dysfunction of Parkinson’s disease
- it is a low cost activity that does not require equipment
- it can be done anywhere, at any time
- the movements can be easily learned
- It can also be incorporated into a rehabilitation setting as part of existing treatment
Now available: this 65 page Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease Home Study Guide Book & DVD. 3 options available at checkout Guide plus dvd, Guide, or DVD.
- step by step instruction
- extensive photo illustration
- weekly practice schedule so you can plan and document your practice
- AND 24 minute DVD, developed by the researchers to demonstrate the movements
Recomemended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This Tai Chi protocol “represents a significant enhancement of traditional Tai Chi, transforming the purposeful movements into therapeutic training of balance” The protocol consists of a standard set of tai chi exercises and movement practiced over a specified period of time, with a specific frequency, using pre and post testing of participants with functional tests.