Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain

November 8, 2010 8:15 am 5 comments

The pain-relieving powers of Tai Chi have been demonstrated before, but never in so large a study. This time, Science Daily reports, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine studied 354 people from 20 sites in North Carolina and New Jersey. Participants were randomly assigned to two groups: one  received the 8-week, twice-weekly Tai Chi course; and the other did not. After eight weeks, those in the Tai Chi group showed moderate improvements in pain, fatigue and stiffness. They also had an increased sense of well being, and improved reach and balance.

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  • And Cows can fly! And Elvis is still alive! Along with Bat Man and Robin Hood !If you sit in a quite place,and think of Jesus Christ and what He has done for you,for a short period of time every day for 8 weeks.You will have an increased sence of well being,and improved reach and balance in you’re life. Thanks and have a Great Day!

  • I have practiced Tai Chi for over 20 years, and I can verify that it is, indeed, good for your health and well being. There is no mystery here, and no voodoo. It’s simply a controlled way of exercise along with relaxation and proper breathing. Maybe you should try it , Mr. Bill…before you degrade something you obviously know nothing of.

  • My wife was one of the instructors involved in this study in No. Car. The first study group was almost a year ago and she is still receiving calls from some participants stating the differences the exercises are still making in their lives. She has been aware of the benefits of Tai Chi for more than 30 years and is thrilled to have the scientific validation.
    For Mr. Bill, she does thanks God everyday for bringing Tai Chi into her life when she was in need herself. It has been an answer to a prayer for her and for many.

  • Well I don’t know anything about Tai Chi but if it would help my pain I would sure try it. Living in pain every day is no fun.

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