Mind-Body Exercises

Mind-Body Exercises

To the ancient Chinese physician, the mind and body were not thought of as separate. This idea has recently been backed up by the new field of psychoneuroimmunology, demonstrating that emotional state affects immune factors in your blood, and that diseases in the organs affect other factors in your blood that in turn can affect your psychological mood.

While in its infancy of use and understanding in the modern west, very effective mind-body exercises such as meditative and qigong routines from ancient China were developed and honed over centuries to heal and strengthen the singular mind-body. Dr. Perez’s longstanding background in practicing and teaching internal martial arts, qigong, and meditation is put to good use designing mind-body exercises tailored for each patient’s specific issues.

While an important aspect of any Eastern treatment protocol, mind-body exercises are particularly useful for calming the mind, alleviating the symptoms of some diseases, are a perfect adjunct to physical therapy and easily integrated into existing Western exercise regimens.

Group classes in Taijiquan, qigong, and meditation are also offered.

If you’d like to see how these practices can affect your mind and body, schedule a consultation or attend a group class.

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Our Specialties

We have certain areas of focus where our therapies can be particularly impactful.

ADHD Holistic Approach
Ankle and Heel Pain
Anxiety and Stress Relief
Back Pain Relief
Ball of Foot Pain
Bell's Palsy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain Management
Cluster Headaches

Digestive Issues
Knee Joint Pain
Migraine Headaches
Muscle Pain
Neck Pain
Persistant Cough
Pinched Nerves
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Seasonal Allergies
Shoulder Pain
Sinus Pain
Smoking Cessation
Tension Headaches
Thyroid Conditions
TMJ Pain
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Weight Loss Management



Yi Guan Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
260 Addie Roy Road, Suite 140
Austin, TX 78746 (directions)

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