According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, roughly 100 million Americans are suffering from chronic pain.
Research has shown that practicing Tai Chi could be useful for older people that have several chronic pain issues.
Tai Chi is used to self-heal by the slow and gentle movements that help boost muscle and power, as well as improve balance and posture.
Researchers wanted to find out how effective Tai Chi was in patients who had long-term chronic conditions, and they looked at electronic research databases for relevant studies on Tai Chi.
The researchers found that Tai Chi was associated with improvement in physical capacity and muscle strength.
How else can Tai Chi fight chronic disease?
Listen in as Darlene Reid, PhD, BMR, shares how Tai Chi can help improve your physical capacity, as well as how it can help ease chronic pain.