Accurate Education – Yoga & Tai Chi

Yoga and Tai Chi

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science of integrating body, mind and soul.”
― Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

 
 

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Meditation & Mindful Exercise

Music Therapy

 

 

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“Before you’ve practiced, the theory is useless.

After you’ve practiced, the theory is obvious.”

– David Williams

 

 

Yoga and Tai Chi

Yoga and Tai Chi are two eastern disciplines that have gained great popularity in this country due to their effectiveness in improving health of the mind and the body. At Accurate Clinic we believe that incorporating either or both of these disciplines into an individual’s lifestyle offers a number of health benefits. Our personal trainer, Ritchie Sanducci, is adept at teaching both yoga and tai chi.

 

 Individual and group classes in meditation, yoga and tai chi are available at Accurate Clinic

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Yoga

The practice of yoga helps empower the individual towards better health and freedom from disease. There are many different disciplines in yoga and it is important that a person engage the one most appropriate for them. Certainly for those with chronic painful conditions, the idea of engaging extreme exercise positions is absurd. However, there are many positions, or asanas, that disciplines of yoga such as Hatha Yoga encorporate into daily practice that are tolerable even for those with chronic pain.

 

The practice of Yoga can:

– Increase flexibility
– Reduce stress and inflammation
– Reduce neck, back, arthritis and headache pain – Reduce reliance on medications
– Increase strength of the core and extremities
– Improve balance
– Increase endurance
– Facilitate weight loss
– Improve concentration

 

Tai Chi

Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is now used for stress reduction and many other health conditions. Described as “meditation in motion,” tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages, even those with chronic pain syndromes. When learned correctly and performed regularly, tai chi can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving your health.

 

The benefits of tai chi may include:

– Decreased stress, anxiety and depression – Improved mood
– Improved aerobic capacity
– Increased energy and stamina

– Improved flexibility, balance and agility
– Improved muscle strength and definition

 

Research also indicates that tai chi may help:

– Enhance quality of sleep
– Enhance the immune system
– Lower blood pressure
– Improve joint pain
– Improve symptoms of congestive heart failure – Improve overall well-being
– Reduce risk of falls in older adults

 

References:

Yoga – Overviws

  1. Yoga & Tai Chi – general info
  2. Yoga – Local Resources

 

Yoga – Anxiety & Stress and Depression

  1. Yoga for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. – PubMed – NCBI
  2. iRest Yoga-Nidra on the College Campus – Changes in Stress, Depression, Worry, and Mindfulness
  3. Individualized yoga for reducing depression and anxiety, and improving well-being: A randomized controlled trial
  4. Yoga Practice Associations with Mindfulness, Kundalini, and Mystical Experiences – 2015
  5. Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – A Randomized Controlled Trial – 2014
  6. The Effects of a Hatha Yoga Intervention on Facets of Distress Tolerance – 2015
  7. Recent Development in Yoga – A Scientific Perspective – 2016

 

Yoga – Cardiovascular Health

  1. Yoga and Cardiovascular Health – 2013

 

Yoga – Pain

  1. Yoga Helps Reverse Effects of Pain on the Brain
  2. Effect of Yoga Module on Pro- Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines in Industrial Workers of Lonavla – 2015
  3. Effectiveness of Iyengar yoga in treating spinal (back and neck) pain – A systematic review – 2015
  4. Neuroprotective effects of yoga practice – 2015
  5. Recent Development in Yoga – A Scientific Perspective – 2016

 

Yoga – PTSD

  1. Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – A Randomized Controlled Trial – 2014

 

Tai Chi

  1. Yoga & Tai Chi – general info
  2. Tai chi for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. – PubMed – NCBI

 

Emphasis on Education

 

Accurate Clinic promotes patient education as the foundation of it’s medical care. In Dr. Ehlenberger’s integrative approach to patient care, including conventional and complementary and alternative medical (CAM) treatments, he may encourage or provide advice about the use of supplements. However, the specifics of choice of supplement, dosing and duration of treatment should be individualized through discussion with Dr. Ehlenberger. The following information and reference articles are presented to provide the reader with some of the latest research to facilitate evidence-based, informed decisions regarding the use of conventional as well as CAM treatments.

 

For medical-legal reasons, access to these links is limited to patients enrolled in an Accurate Clinic medical program.

 

Should you wish more information regarding any of the subjects listed – or not listed –  here, please contact Dr. Ehlenberger. He has literally thousands of published articles to share on hundreds of topics associated with pain management, weight loss, nutrition, addiction recovery and emergency medicine. It would take years for you to read them, as it did him.

 

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