VA’s Whole Health content focuses in September on both conventional and Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) treatments—and how the two approaches converge. The tools provided will help BVA members and their families share how CIH, along with conventional treatments, results in better outcomes for veteran health and well-being.
More than 40 years ago, U.S. Army Veteran Dr. Norman Gallimore suffered a stroke that affected his appearance. He credits a Whole Health CIH treatment known as Tai Chi with improving his physical appearance and overall well-being, allowing him to Live Whole Health. Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and system of calisthenics consisting of sequences of slow, controlled movements. The practice of Tai Chi is known to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Dr. Gallimore explains how Tai Chi changed his life in a video here.