Those with a movement disorder can utilize this ancient Chinese exercise to help maintain or improve everyday issues such as balance and posture.
QiGong is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that integrates slow moving motions with breathing techniques. Qigong can help improve on balance and posture while maintaining a certain level of focused meditation through breathing techniques that can help reduce stress and emotional distress.
The Center for Memory and Motion provides QiGong as a program because it offers those with movement disorders another form of exercise that doesn’t just address the physical symptoms of being diagnosed with a movement disorder, but the emotional side effects as well. QiGong can offer a meditative solution to the emotional side effects of being diagnosed with a chronic movement disorder can bring. For the physical benefits, QiGong can help maintain or improve balance or gait.
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