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Health Qigong among the Innovative Approaches for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Care

Mar 27, 2024

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable yet widespread and profoundly debilitating respiratory condition, exerting substantial personal and global health ramifications alongside significant economic implications.

A scientific review by Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences of Boston University shows that addressing the multifaceted challenges posed by COPD is imperative for optimizing patient outcomes and reducing the burden on healthcare systems worldwide.

This comprehensive review, appearing in the February 2024 issue of international journal of COPD, underscores the critical role of personalized care in mitigating barriers related to patient factors, professional awareness, relationships, and healthcare service models.

Introducing innovative approaches, such as Self-Management Educational Programs, Health Qigong, and Telehealth, presents a transformative shift towards more effective COPD management. These interventions can empower patients and enhance their physical and psychosocial well-being.

By integrating these evidence-based strategies into holistic COPD management plans, healthcare providers can significantly enhance the overall quality of life for individuals grappling with this chronic condition. This collaborative effort towards comprehensive care marks a significant step forward in the global battle against COPD. Occupational therapists can effectively lead these interventions for better health and functional outcomes.

By Tai Chi