The developer of the small wooden pole, Ping Liong Tjoa, was leader of several Tai Chi training centres in southern Germany and today leads the Tai Chi Chuan school Tjoa in Stuttgart. His intention has been to develop a device which integrates the indisputable positive health effects of Qi Gong with the advantages of western training and therapy methods.
The disadvantage of the eastern movement methods is, from a western point of view, the fact that it takes to the users too long, until positive effects on the organism are noticeable. Therefore, western therapists are quite hesitant about introducing medical knowledge from the Asia. Only everyday practice over a long period of time leads to success, which causes not only the patients to hesitate. Due to cost restrictions, rehabilitation hospitals and independent therapists have little time for therapy work with their patients.
Therefore, therapy methods and training devices must take this factor into account, regardless of their efficiency. Here IDOGO® builds a bridge builds between east and west. With little practise time and a versatile application spectrum it combines the experiences of the eastern school medicine with the circumstances of western therapy practise. It simplifies the use of remedial-gymnastic measures for patients and therapists and supports and shortens the healing process.
The advantage of the IDOGO® pole compared with other training devices is that it can easily be introduced into every existing therapy form. It can also be used in any position, lying, sitting and standing, so that it is also helpful with very movement-limited patients. It covers a wide application spectrum of syndromes allows the patient additional independent practicing beyond therapy hours, so that healing processes are accelerated.