Chronic pain and fatigue associated with suffering fibromyalgia , in many occasions it prevents patients from doing aerobic exercises such as running or swimming, however Tai Chi is a slow meditative practice that could be a good alternative option according to new studies published by Health.com
The patients who took classes of Tai Chi twice a week for 3 months they reported feeling less pain, fatigue and stiffness compared to the control group according to the study that was published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Tai Chi is an activity that involves a series of slow and fluid movements that focus on the balance and deep breathing . The volunteers took an hour and a half classes with an experienced teacher, in conjunction with pain management and stretching techniques. They were asked to perform Tai Chi stretches and Tai Chi positions for 20 minutes at least once a day.
The results are promising, since the treatments Existing anti-fibromyalgia medications such as medication, sleep therapy and aerobic exercise have not helped patients, so a new perspective is necessary, said lead researcher Dr. Chen Chen Wang.