For Huntington’s Disease:
Tai chi is a system of movements and positions believed to have developed in the 12th century of China. Tai chi techniques aim to address the body and mind as an interconnected system and are traditionally believed to have both mental and physical health benefits, improving posture, balance, flexibility and strength. Community-based fitness programs, which include tai chi classes, may help improve balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease and may motivate individuals to participate in routine exercises. Additional research is warranted in this area.
Avoid the use of such if you have severe osteoporosis or joint problems, acute back pain, sprains or fractures. Avoid during active infections, right after a meal, or when you’re very tired. Some believe that visualization of energy flow below the waist during menstruation may help increase menstrual bleeding. Straining downwards or holding low postures should be avoided during pregrancy, and by people with inguinal hernias.
Some tai chi practitioners believe that practicing for too long or using too much intention may direct the flow of chi (qi) inappropriately, possibly resulting in either physical or emotional illness. Tai chi should never be used as a replacement for more proven therapies for potentially serious conditions. Advancing too quickly while studying tai chi may also increase the risk of injury.