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or physical condition!
KHAI Parkinson's Exercise
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Why we must all work
together to help people with Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s affect 1.5 million Americans with 60,000 new
cases being diagnosed each year. Anyone can be affected
regardless of race, sex or social status. The current
methods of using drug and surgery to help control the
symptoms of the disease are necessary, but they are not
sufficient to help sufferers live with the disease.
Many people with PD or other neurological, debilitating
conditions have problems performing simple tasks of daily
living: getting out of bed, eating, dressing, bathing,
grooming themselves and even maintaining their ability to
walk or talk.
In our program, we have seen that when the average person
with PD exercises three days per week, he/she is able to
slow the progression of the disease, prevent falling and
improve functionality for performing daily tasks.
We have seen the results of our exercise system tailored for
those with PD. We have celebrated with students as we
watched those who had experienced tremors, slow movement,
erratic mobility, speech problems, trouble swallowing,
memory problems, stiffness, shuffling, immobility, frequent
falling and other severe balance and coordination problems,
regain their confidence, freedom and independence.
Our mission is to develop Parkinson’s Exercise Program (PEP)
classes in the Parkinson’s support groups throughout
northern California so that those with PD can find ways to
help themselves and each other.
Please donate to support this effort or if you would like to
become an instructor or wish to get involved in anyway
please Contact Us
Real life evidence!
Results of our Tai Chi for Parkinson’s 12 week conditioning
We studied 2 groups of people with Parkinson’s disease
in two different residential communities, one group had 23
participants and the other group had 26. Both groups average
age was 77. Both groups were tested at the beginning and
ending of the study period. The group with 23, (Kujiweza
group) exercised 3 days per week using the Kujiweza Method,
the group of 26 (control group), exercised 2 days per week
using standard skeletal-muscle exercises of walking,
strength, flexibility and coordination training. In the
control group only 2 people showed improvement, most
remained the same, while 4 actually declined in flexibility,
balance and walk speed.
In the Kujiweza exercise group 100%
of the participants showed significant improvement in
overall body fitness and functionality.