Why Stroke Survivors Should Consider This Chinese Remedy
As you might know, Doctors Health Press devotes an entire newsletter to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Regular readers will certainly know the name “tai chi” and its vast health benefits. Here we have a health breakthrough in this area: researchers have found that this ancient practice may reduce falls among stroke survivors.
Tai chi is a form of qigong, which is a martial art that is more of a soft, gentle dance meant to be meditative and bring your body’s qi in line. Its slow physical movements are blended with mental concentration and focused breathing.
After a stroke, people can have difficulty finding and maintaining their balance. Stroke survivors experience seven-times as many falls every year as healthy adults. Falls can range from minor inconveniences to serious events. Bone fractures and hospitalizations can result.