Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Try Tai Chi for Pain and Stiffness

A recent study by University of North Carolina of the Arthritis Foundations Tai Chi Program showed that Tai Chi can do wonders for patients with arthritis and disability.
The researchers directed 354 participants to begin a twice weekly, one hour Tai Chi class. Half of these participants started immediately, half started 8 weeks later. tai chi for well being
Before beginning the study all participants were examined for:
  • balance
  • lower body strength
  • pain
  • stiffness
  • physical function
  • other psychosocial factors

Eight weeks later, the results were quite dramatic! Those who had already started Tai Chi classes showed improvement in 5 areas:
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness
  • Ability to carry out daily activities
  • Increased sense of well being.

Lead author, Dr. Leigh Callahan stated the benefits of Tai Chi would be even greater over the long term. “It gives people a certain awareness of their body and where it is in the surrounding space.”

So, if you suffer from arthritis and are looking for one way to ease your symptoms, join a Tai Chi class! It will do your body wonders, especially if you keep at it in the long term.

Source: Arthritis Today, April 2011


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Additional Reading Resources:

  • Neck exercises for chronic neck pain

  • Spinal Stenosis and Neck Arthritis. What is the Connection?

  • Non Surgical Spinal Decompression in Connecticut

  • Contact the Glastonbury Chiropractor

  • Arthritis Remedies- get rid of their pain reduce their swelling and improve their mobility





    • 2 comments:

      36da87a4-6472-11e0-8cf2-000bcdcb5194 said...

      Before finding the actual relief there can be several complicated issues raised. At the very beginning of the process, many patients can have severe pain attack whereas the narcotic pain management can make people addictive and they may have complicated withdrawal process. But over time, such pain management procedures reduce the complications giving sufficient relief. Chronic pain cannot be cured completely but it can really give sufficient relief.

      marc said...

      This holistic treatment method can be undertaken by anyone right from a toddler to an elderly person. In this therapy, your spinal cord is manipulated to alleviate the pain and tension thereby relaxing your muscles and tissues.

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