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Tai Chi for Chronic Pain

Tai Chi

At Peak Spine & Sports Medicine, we understand that pain management involves more than just treating physical symptoms. That's why we recommend holistic therapies like tai chi to complement traditional pain treatments. Tai chi is a gentle form of exercise that can improve physical, mental, and emotional health, making it an excellent choice for people looking to manage chronic pain.

Tai chi has been shown to have numerous benefits for people with pain conditions. Some of the key benefits of tai chi for pain management include:

  1. Improved flexibility and mobility: Tai chi involves slow, flowing movements that can help to increase range of motion and flexibility in joints and muscles.
  2. Reduced stress and anxiety: Tai chi incorporates deep breathing and meditation, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.
  3. Better balance and coordination: Tai chi can help improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls and injuries.
  4. Increased strength and endurance: While tai chi is a low-impact form of exercise, it can still help to improve strength and endurance over time.

If you're interested in trying tai chi as part of your pain management plan, it's important to work with a qualified instructor who can guide you through the movements safely and effectively. Additionally, you should consult with your medical provider to ensure that tai chi is appropriate for your individual needs.


  1. Wayne PM, Walsh JN, Taylor-Piliae RE, et al. Effect of Tai Chi on Cognitive Performance in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(1):25-39.
  2. Wang C, Schmid CH, Rones R, et al. A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(8):743-754.
  3. Lauche R, Materdey S, Cramer H, et al. Effectiveness of Home-Based Tai Chi on Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:236065.

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