About the Author
Monica Chen is a native Taiwanese violinist and the first practitioner of dystonia in Asia. She has a DMA in violin performance and currently working as an assistant professor at Taipei National University of Arts. Monica studied with Dr. Farias, a leading specialist treating dystonia with movement therapy. She is also the Chinese translator of Dr. Farias‘ book, ‘Limitless’.
The basic exercise introduced in this video was invented by Stanley Rosenberg. It can quickly stimulate the nervous system and restore the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system to a balanced state. It is simple and effective. Most patients with dystonia have the problem of low parasympathetic nervous system. When the parasympathetic nerves are low, the symptoms of movement disorders are usually more pronounced. Therefore, during rehabilitation, in addition to the movement exercises, improving the balance of the nervous system is also necessary.
This exercise is not limited to the patients with dystonia. People with poor physical and mental conditions (chronic stress, anxiety, depression tendency, dyspnea) can also try it.