Many patients often ask if anything can be done to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion can be implemented in the treatment of Alzheimers disease but now research has demonstrated that Tai Chi can in fact prevent its onset.
Qi Gong and Tai Chi are traditional Chinese exercises that improve circulation and energy flow through the meridians. Acupuncture can be used to stimulate circulation of energy in the meridians and doing Tai Qi is like giving yourself acupuncture to all your acupuncture points!
The research shows that Tai Chi can increase the brain size. The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease published the article recently and released the findings of Professor James Mortimer of the University of South Florida.
What is interesting about the research is that walking as an exercise when compared to Tai Chi does not increase brain size though it does slow down the rate of digression.
Research also shows that Tai Chi can improve the memory whereas walking does not.
Tai Chi also improved verbal fluency, hearing ability and improved concentration and attention span.
There is no effective Western medical treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Tai Chi can be taken up by nearly anyone of any health status and age group.
To learn Tai Qi in Napier contact Cory Lee Waterreus.