Our body has everything within itself to heal itself. Occasionally do we need medical assistance to help our bodies deal an aliment? Yes, but we take care of our bodies with the proper maintenance. (click or scroll to read more...)
Our body has everything within itself to heal itself. Occasionally do we need medical assistance to help our bodies deal an aliment? Yes, but if we take care of our bodies with the proper maintenance, the need for pharmacology becomes an exception versus the norm. The healthcare system in America is not about "Health". It is about treating the "Sick". Some experts have coined the phrase "Sick Care". One expert in particular Marcia Angell is an American physician, author, and the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. She wrote a book called "The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It".
While we believe our program has many other benefits to help one's health, we are going to focus on physical rehabilitation; however, Tai Chi is just not about physical rehabilitation. While we are teaching your body to move without stress, in fact we are teaching you so much more:
- We teach you how to deal with conflict
- Creating new pathways in the brain
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Increased energy and stamina
- Increased flexibility, balance and agility
- Enhance quality of sleep
- Enhance the immune system
- Lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure
- Improve joint pain
- Improve symptoms of congestive heart failure
- Weight gain
- Memory and concentration impairment
Large healthcare providers like Aetna have begun to understand the benefits of moving beyond just pharmacology solutions and traditional physical therapy. Aetna recently conducted a pilot program that encouraged Medicare members in Maine to practice Tai Chi. Based on a recent study one in three adults aged 65 and older fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of 2012, the CDC estimated that these falls cost the U.S. health care system approximately $30 billion in direct medical costs.
While this study is focused on fall prevention, everyone can benefit from learning Tai Chi.