By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings
If you suffer from pain such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or another condition, Tai Chi may be able to give you the much-needed relief that you have been seeking. Some researchers seem to believe that Tai Chi may be beneficial for people who suffer from pain chronically.
What is Tai Chi?
In a nutshell, Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that dates back more than 2,000 years. It is a graceful art that is often done if groups using a slow motion synchronization. Tai Chi is also known as a healing exercise in China and is also used all over the world.
Tai Chi has been used by many as an alternative therapy in pain relief for fibromyalgia and other painful conditions. There are three main components of Tai Chi; they are moving, breathing, and meditation.
The slowing flowing movement helps to support posture, alignment, and strength which is perfect for people who have back and neck pain. Breathing helps the body to relax and improves circulation. Meditation along with movement and breathing contributes to reducing stress and anxiety, which can also improve overall well-being.
Inflammation is a Pain
Sometimes pain can be brought on by psychological issues. Other times, pain is directly linked to inflammation which can lead to pain, swelling, redness, or heat; as in a scraped knee which can have all of these symptoms. Inflammation or should I say acute inflammation is the body’s natural response to an infection like a cold or sprained ankle or to something that the body perceives as a threat. Acute inflammation is a healthy natural process.
The problem is when inflammation becomes chronic. Chronic inflammation usually means that the immune system is constantly in a fighting mode trying to defend the body. Chronic inflammation puts the body at higher risk of developing severe health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and autoimmunity to name a few. Those types of conditions have a long list of their own symptoms, but one thing is for sure, chronic inflammation can have a person feeling chronically fatigued.
Not sure if you are suffering from chronic inflammation? Here are a few clues:
• Belly Fat
• Digestive Issues
• Skin Issues
• Brain Fog
• Feeling Puffy
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