Chronic Pain and Taoist Tai Chi® arts
If you have chronic or recurrent pain, you know that it can deeply affect your enjoyment of life. The physical and psychological damage the pain causes can result in reduced mobility, flexibility, strength and endurance. It can also contribute to hypertension, insomnia, depression, stress and anxiety, and even social isolation. The pain can affect your ability to manage tasks, to work and to have good relationships with friends and family.
Chronic pain can be caused by many diagnosable conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, trauma, and nerve problems. Many people also experience undifferentiated chronic pain which can appear anywhere in the body.
Fortunately, Tai Chi helps people who suffer with chronic pain. With Taoist Tai Chi® practice many find they can reduce pain, increase energy and move more freely. In addition, people practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts find they have better balance, strength and flexibility, better sleep and a feeling of lightness and well-being.
One Person’s Remarkable Story of Chronic Pain Relief
Hello, my name is Sheila. Before I started Taoist Tai Chi® arts I had pain everywhere. I couldn’t walk, sit or sleep for more than two hours. I took medications in order to be part of life but they had side effects I didn’t like.
I started my Taoist Tai Chi® practice because it is natural and it has now become my “drug of choice”. It didn’t happen right away but slowly I began to have moments of being pain free and these moments kept expanding. Pain stopped defining me! I feel with Taoist Tai Chi® arts that I come alive and I experience joy. I didn’t know what joy felt like before!
– Sheila, Canada
What are participants managing chronic pain saying about Taoist Tai Chi® practice?
Pain less, sleeping better, more energy, attitude positive, no meds, feel younger!
– Marlene, Canada
Tight and sore neck and chest muscles have gradually relaxed. Pain is no longer constant!
– Janet, Canada
I had an anterior/posterior fusion 22 years ago. I used Taoist Tai Chi® arts as a recovery tool. Six months later I was back to work full time, doing my Taoist Tai Chi® practice. No need for additional pain prescriptions.
– Sylvia, Canada
Cultivate health and well-being with Taoist Tai Chi® arts
The whole body approach of Taoist Tai Chi® arts has a profound effect on all aspects of our health and well being. Mind, body and spirit are deeply nourished and transformed.
Taoist Tai Chi® practice involves a full range of motion with deep stretching and continuous turning of the spine. It exercises the whole physiology including muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems, as well as tendons, joints, connective tissue and organs, increasing strength, flexibility and resilience, whatever our condition. It is a form of moving meditation that has a penetrating and relaxing effect on the nervous system and the brain, reducing anxiety, lightening the spirit, calming and clearing the mind.
Experience Taoist Tai Chi® practice at a location near you.