Chi Institute of Holistic Healthcare
Research | Development | Training
Chi Institute of Holistic Health focuses on research and development of innovative ways and means to apply personalized
holistic healthcare to every patient and help them to achieve sustainable wellness. Its founder, Dr. Chen, combines the
holistic worldview rooted in Daoism and Chinese medicine with rigorous scientific understanding of physiology and medicine in
solving the healthcare crisis facing the United States and the world. Our premise is each patient must be regarded as a
whole person, and a healer must understand coherently patient's constitution (genetic predisposition), living environment and daily
Our Clinical Research
Case studies of chronic conditions using holistic health care, development of a comprehensive protocol for each chronic
condition that facilitates synergy between holistic care and conventional Western health care, and development
of bench marks for evaluating treatment efficacy.
In 2008, Miles Chen of Chi Wellness Clinic and Kent Logan, MD of Chi NeuroHealth Clinic presented a poster,
entitled Tuina Therapy as Novel Therapeutic Strategy for
Neurodegenerative Diseases at a Massachusetts General Hospital Symposium of
Sporadic Neurodegeneration in July 31, 2008 in Boston.
They report a case study of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinsonís disease
(PD) patients after receiving Tuina therapy. Those patients receiving Tuina appreciate marked and sustained mitigation of extremity spasticity and rigidity.
Gait dexterity, speed, and agility are improved. Extremity pain and stiffness are reduced. Sense of wellness is enhanced. Moreover, empiric
observations support a direct relationship between Tuina intensity (discomfort) and patient response. These two cases are unique among our
neurodegenerative diseases cases because the MS patient (Case L) is also a neurologist and author of this report, and the PD patient (Case M,
a MIT professor) did not use any medications. They suggest that Tuina may induce sustainable relief of spasticity and rigidity through certain
neural plasticity. Pain may be a necessary signal for the brain to reorganize and overcome a monophasic or progressive injury such as seen in
neurodegenerative disorders. They postulate that the ascending pain pathways may be capable of inducing reparative change to the descending spastic,
motor pathways and muscle spindle gamma motor neuron overactivity. They hope to collaborate with Boston area clinicians in further clinical
study of this treatment strategy for sporadic neurodegeneration.
Tensiology School Training Program
Continuing education courses, clinical practical training, lectures,
and seminars for healthcare practitioners.
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