Hot Topics in CIRM Webinar Series
Tai Chi for Rehabilitation
With Paul Lam, MD, Director, Tai Chi for Health Institute
Tai chi was created based on nature and harmony. The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that strengthens the body, improves mental balance, and brings better health and harmony to people’s lives. Nowadays, tai chi is practised in every corner of the world for health improvement. And for good reasons. Scientific studies show that tai chi improves and possibly prevents chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. In addition, it improves balance, immunity and reduces stress.
Using Mindfulness to Explore the Links Between Trauma, Stories, and Illness
With Mark Pirtle, PT, DPT, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program
There is growing understanding of the complex ways in which our life experiences, stress, and trauma interact in the emergence of our health. Using mindfulness and meditation principles practices can support the development of clearer and healthier relationships with ourselves, our health challenges, others, and the world around us. This novel presentation discusses the intersection of mindfulness, narrative medicine, and more.
Merging Yoga and Rehabilitation Therapy for Best Results
With Arlene A. Schmid, PhD, OTR, FAOTA