Study reveals how Tai Chi For Parkinson’s Disease is helping people better than stretching or strength exercises.
It’s encouraging to see more evidence for effective treatment of Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease is now shown to be safe and appears to have no adverse side effects. Furthermore, it may also benefit the rest of the body and the mind.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neuro- degenerative condition after Alzheimer’s.
People living with Parkinson’s disease may show symptoms of impaired balance which
Other symptoms may also range form range from
A team from the Oregon Research Institute recruited 195 people with mild to moderate PD symptoms.
Participants were randomly allocated to twice-weekly sessions of either
What They Found After 6 Months Was Surprising
Those who did tai chi for Parkinson’s Disease were stronger and observed to have much better balance than those in the other two groups.
Pro: Tai chi training appears to reduce balance impairments in patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease, with additional benefits of improved functional capacity and reduced falls. It is significant as it is also suggests it is likely a valuable addition to the treatment mix of OT, Medication and other therapies for people living with Parkinson’s Disease.
Con: The study lacked a much need research insight to answer what are the long term functional experiences of people who commit to Tai Chi long term.
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Here’s an video example of a Tai Chi Class for Parkinson’s Disease from the U.S.A.
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