Saturday, May 25, 2013

Using Yoga And Tai Chi To Reduce The Effects Of Fibromyalgia

A study from the Comprehensive Pain Center at Oregon Health and Science University found that women with fibromyalgia who attended a 2-hour weekly yoga program and practiced the poses at home for 20 to 40 minutes a day experienced a 31% drop in symptoms, including pain and fatigue.
This study shows the importance of doing yoga both in class and also at home.
With Tai Chi, Tufts University researchers found that doing Tai Chi improved the ability of women with fibromyalgia to sleep better and reduced the pain and depression from the disease.
In both studies the researchers think that it’s both the controlled breathing and movements that are interrupting the pain cycle.
My thought is it could also be the attitude of the mind that develops when you do these two approaches.

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