Alternative and complimentary therapies have been garnering attention as options for diseases that are difficult to treat.
This article in the American Journal of Managed Care discusses the applications of such therapies for treating dementia:
The article rightly points out the poorly understood and underutilized modality of “mindfulness techniques”, which we at Yi Guan refer to as mind-body practices. The application of these practices is well understood in Eastern medicine and are a cornerstone of all our treatment plans.
The mind-body practices we recommend for patients range from simple meditation exercises all the way up to deeper-level contemplative techniques. We fold in the best options from tai chi, qi gong, and other movement-based therapies; assuring that every treatment plan is customized to a patient’s needs, abilities, and interests.
Chinese medicine sees the mind and body as one. Calming the mind is often the first step Chinese doctors take when it comes to dealing with complex diseases.
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