Center for Regenerative Medicine Promotes Health Benefits of Tai Chi

A leader in the orthopedic community, Dr. Alimorad Farshchian is an author, television host, and medical director of The Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami, Florida. Since 2000, he has completed over 40,000 nonsurgical orthopedic procedures aimed at relieving arthritic pain and helping patients resume their active lifestyles. Among the joint pain treatment and management techniques employed by Dr. Alimorad Farshchian is the practice of a form of Tai Chi called Chi Ga.

Dr. Farshchian has led several Chi Ga classes along the scenic shores of Miami Beach. Chi Ga specifically addresses the discomfort experienced by those with arthritis. Medical professionals have long recommended Tai Chi exercises to help relieve joint pain and discomfort, and studies have proven their ability to increase the circulation of blood to the joints.

An ancient Chinese tradition originally developed as a form of self defense, Tai Chi promotes health of both mind and body through the practice of slow, synchronized movements and deep breathing. Its peaceful, flowing postures can serve to increase flexibility while relieving stress and promoting inner serenity via the flow of “qi,” which according to Chinese philosophy is a life energy vital to mental health and peace. Additionally, Tai Chi can help individuals improve their balance, and may play a role in preventing falls in the elderly as well as those with balance disorders.

An Overview of Degenerative Disc Disease

Over the course of his career in orthopedic regenerative medicine, Dr. Alimorad Farshchian has performed several thousand procedures while maintaining a success rate of more than 95 percent. Dr. Alimorad Farshchian has served as the medical director of Miami, Florida’s Center for Regenerative Medicine since its opening in 2000.

Regenerative medicine involves the replacement of old or damaged cells with new, healthy cells, either transplanted from another part of the body or engineered by medical professionals. Regenerative medicine can take place in various fields of medicine, including orthopedics. Disc degeneration throughout a person’s back and neck is one example of a health issue that can benefit from regenerative treatments.

Despite the name, degenerative disc disease is not an actual disease but a condition in which a person’s spinal column degenerates at an accelerated rate. Each person endures disc degeneration as they age, but rapid or excessive degeneration can result in a number of health concerns, particularly pain throughout the neck and back. The condition can also lead to further problems such as osteoarthritis, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.

Ice and heat compresses as well as prescription medicine are two of the most basic ways of treating disc degeneration. In recent years a number of regenerative techniques have been developed that allow doctors to introduce cells from foreign tissue that can grow and repair the spine’s damaged cells.