While appropriate to repairing injured limbs as well as reducing repetitive injuries, exercise is also designed to strengthen various functions, including breathing and digestion.
These exercises stem from Tai Qi and Daoist practises, while others may be familiar to many yoga students. Their origins date back many thousands of years. Some of them were utilized to repair and strengthen warriors, help women regain their energy and figure after chilbirth and as a preventitive and wellbeing aid. It is said that if Tai Qi is done properly and regularly it can increase the immune system’s function by up to 40%.
Clinically their use also helps the patient to understand the nature of a particular problem and often how to rectify the cause and prevent it from recurring.