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.