December Support Group Meeting was organized for Breast Cancer Patients and their care givers at KEM Hospital on the topic “Healing with Taichi”.
Taichi is five thousand year old art from China, it is comparatively simple and comfortable martial art that is meditative and healing in nature. It works on spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical levels. Those who faced with physical challenges can still practice in to the best of their ability and reap benefits. Taichi focuses on energy and helps to regulate this within the body.
Taichi is the technique which helps to increase our own energy. This energy reaches in those parts of the body where energy is low. In India there is tradition to greet to enmity or mentor before start any good work. The same way in Taichi, they call it bow.
Ms. Kashmira Shaw (Taichi Teacher and Clinical Psychologist) and Mr. Brijesh Shaw gave an exciting demonstration of Bow to increase the energy, and made patients and caregiver to follow the steps. They explained as to how patients can do the exercise when they feel low, this exercise helps them to feel energetic.
Similarly other exercises of hand movements followed by exercises of feet whereby feet can imbibe energy from earth, toe exercise to reduce numbness in the feet.
As each finger represents a body part, demonstration dancing fingers was done as each figure represents a body part
- Thumb- whole body
- Index finger-Lung
- Middle finger-Heart
- Ring finger-Liver
- Little finger-Kidneys
The dancing figure exercise is to be done 21 one times, the Tailbone tapping exercise to maintain the fitness of the body is to be done 36 times.
Dr. Shilpa Rao – who heads the breast Cancer unit of KEM Hospital guided the patients to keep two hour gap between the exercise and meals and also not to exercise during fasting.
The secession was unique, informative and fun learning for all…. Our special thanks to Ms. Kashmira and Mr. Brijesh for this wonderful secession with our patients and care givers.
Our focus is to support each and every patients and care giver with knowledge, guidance and care so that they deal with challenge of overcoming cancer with courage and confidence.