In the land of Kyrgyzstan there is a traditional dance called Kara Jorgo which is also the national dance of the country. The interesting thing about this dance is that it is used to treat people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly known as COPD. COPD is a common, preventable and treatable lung disease.
The dance involves a series of body movements that help patients with their COPD. According to the guardAt first, most patients complain of shortness of breath. Speaking to the news channel Aidai Temiraly Kyzy, a 24-year-old nurse says: “Almost all patients before doing this complain of shortness of breath, cough and say that they have no physical predisposition … But even on the second or third day, the improvement is noticeable, they can do more physically.”
She adds, “I’ve seen patients in a really bad mood transform and by the end they are smiling and so grateful.”
The Kyrgyz Ministry of Health has officially approved this treatment and it is already being performed in 3 hospitals. Sessions last six weeks, with a few two-hour sessions per week.
Prof Talant Sooronbaev, the director of the National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, speaks with: the guard said, “If we’re giving patients with COPD drugs and drugs, this isn’t a real medical service,” he says. “Lung rehabilitation is an important part of treatment. Therefore, we have plans to expand and share our experience with neighboring countries Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.”
COPD often develops in middle age, with symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, and fatigue. It can be caused by smoking or exposure to polluted air. If detected early, it can be treated and managed.