According to My Fibro Team, tai chi is one of the first choice of treatments for Fibromyalgia pain.
A new study was led my Dr. Chenchen Wang, of the Causes for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Tufts Medical Centre in Boston.
His study included 226 adults who had Fibromyalgia for an average of nine years. The patients were an average age of 52 and the vast majority were females. None of the patients had tried tai chi nor any other type of alternative therapy for six months before the study started.
The findings showed that NONE of the patients who engaged in the tai chi reported any negative side effect or complication. One patient said it had helped to improve balance, reduce anxiety and manage pain.
The NHS has a guide to tai chi which says Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.
It is essentially a gentle activity that is unlikely to cause injury if done correctly. The exercises involve lots of flowing, easy movements that don’t stress the joints or muscles.