Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

skeletonFibromyalgia

A non curable medical condition/syndrome that causes chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue in the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms & Effects

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibro Fog (common name for the brain fog that sufferers experience)
  • Lack of energy
  • Muscle twitching, soreness & weakness
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Problem with balance
  • Anxiety, stress, depression
  • Disturbed sleep

How Tai Chi can help Fibromyalgia

  • Help strengthen muscles through low impact bodyweight exercises
  • Increase mobility & flexibility
  • Help manage chronic pain
  • Nourish the joints through gentle expansion and compression
  • Help strengthen bone density
  • Help mental clarity
  • Lessen fatigue & gain new energy
  • Improve all body systems; circulation, oxygen in the blood, organ health, lymph,
  • Reduce stress & anxiety & aid depression through deep breathing & meditative movement (activation of the parasympathetic nervous system)

Resources

Here is a good resource for fibromyalgia

Read this article on “Tai Chi Beat Stretching in Fibromyalgia Study”

Another good review here; “Tai Chi may Benefit Patients with Fibromyalgia”

And lastly an article on CNN “Fibromyalgia? Try Tai Chi”

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation are great ways to help combat the symptoms of fibromyalgia.  On Wednesday 3rd January 2012 at 7pm, instructor Nicola will be giving a talk and demonstration to the Fibromyalgia Support Group in Horsham, West Sussex. Contact us for details on the next class enrolment.

Horsham Fibromyalgia Support Group

Fibromyalgia Support for Surrey and Sussex
Group Leader:- Stella Bernardi
Tel:- 01403 733335
Email:- stella@bernardi.co.uk
Meetings are held usually on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Club Room at Horsham Hospital on Hurst Road.  Fibbromites, partners and carers are welcome.

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