A new study by The George Institute for International Health has found Tai Chi to have positive health benefits for musculoskeletal pain. The results of the first comprehensive analysis of Tai Chi suggest that it produces positive effects for improving pain and disability among arthritis sufferers.
Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints, and comes in a variety of painful flavors. The common theme, if you haven’t been paying attention, is pain. Tai Chi exercises apparently are allowing some people suffering from arthritis to enjoy an improved quality of life, to the extent that The George Institute for International Health is working on similar research involving the use of exercise to relieve lower back pain.
“This research should reassure people with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis to seek exercise to relieve the pain. The fact that Tai Chi is inexpensive, convenient, enjoyable and conveys other psychological and social benefits supports the use this type of intervention for pain conditions”, added Ms Amanda Hall, The George Institute.