Tai Chi and Aches
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Aches and Tai Chi and Qigong:
aches: Tai Chi, qigong medical research
National Institutes of Health
ACHES, BREATHING, BLOOD PRESSURE:
PubMed, National Institutes of Health, 2011
Tai chi exercise for treatment of pain and disability in people with persistent low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: This is the first pragmatic randomized controlled trial of tai chi exercise for people with low back pain. It showed that a 10-week tai chi program improved pain and disability outcomes and can be considered a safe and effective intervention for those experiencing long-term low back pain symptoms.
-- National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Defense
"We now have good evidence for the use of non-pharmacologic, non-opioid treatments, such as ... Tai Chi, as well as a closely related movement therapy called Qigong, and music therapy," he said. "We have pretty good research to endorse their use."
Havard Health Publications
Some solid research shows that tai
chi can benefit people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, fibromyalgia, tension headache, and other ongoing,
Click to read more at Harvard Health Publications
Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves
Reach, Balance, Well-Being, Study Suggests
National Institutes of Health
Tai chi and chronic pain. In the
last 2 decades, a growing body of research aimed at
investigating the health benefits of Tai Chi in various
chronic health conditions has been recognized in the
literature. ... Of these, Tai Chi seems to be an effective
intervention in osteoarthritis, low back pain, and
Tai chi and chronic pain. - NCBI
Hawaii Medical Journal
...participants observed a "big increase in breathing capacity", a disappearance of backaches and neckaches, those with high blood pressure claimed a drop of 10 to 15 mm Hg systolic at rest, and all participants claimed to have more energy in their daily work.
-- Hawaii Medical Journal - Vol 51 No. 8 August 92
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