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.
As medical director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami, Dr. Farshchian employs orthopedic regenerative medicine and nonsurgical techniques to treat people suffering from injuries and arthritis. The techniques Dr. Farshchian covers on his television program, The Arthritis Show, include acupuncture, which involves the insertion and manipulation of specialized needles into the body.
With origins in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture has its basis on a theory that qi, a flow of energy, controls the various functions of the body. This energy flow can become unbalanced, and the insertion of needles stimulates certain areas of the body and opens them up to an uninterrupted flow of energy. However, modern research has not found any biological or physical basis for the concept of qi. As a result, the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating pain (with the exception of neck issues) has been brought into question. Some studies have indicated that the benefits of acupuncture may be accounted for by the placebo effect, although the treatment is considered safe when undertaken by experienced practitioners.
Dr. Alimorad Farshchian is a renowned expert in the treatments of arthritis. As medical director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami, Florida, Dr. Alimorad Farshchian helps improve the quality of life of patients suffering from this condition.
One of the difficulties people with arthritis and other types of joint conditions face is living an active lifestyle while experiencing joint pain and discomfort. Combining the exercise and meditative disciplines of T’ai chi, Yoga, and Qigong can help to address this problem.
T’ai chi involves slow, controlled movements that are gentle on the joints. The practice of Yoga helps to increase flexibility, strength and balance. Finally, Qigong is a martial arts school that focuses on breath, slow repetition of movements, and body awareness. Combining these three distinct disciplines can make exercise feasible and comfortable for people suffering from arthritis and similar conditions.