Tai Chi for Arthritis

Don't let the title fool you this style is ideal for not just arthritis sufferers but anyone wanting to increase their balance and flexibility; reduce anxiety and stress.

Evidence-based Tai Chi sequence developed by Dr Paul Lam.

12 movements that gently flow together. Backed by evidence-based science, and used in Chinese medicine for centuries, to improve the mind-body connection. Reduce pain, stress, and anxiety. Boost mood, confidence and memory. Improve balance, flexibility and strength. 

 

Add a touch of Tai Chi to your routine

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Origins

Dr Paul Lam developed osteoarthritis in his early teens and began practising

Tai Chi to ease the pain.

Teaming up with a group of medical experts and using his own personal experience, he developed the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention sequence.

 

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Sun Style Base

Tai Chi for Arthritis is based on Sun style, pronounced "Soon".

Made up of safe slow gentle fluid movements makes this style easy to learn at any age and fitness level. Adaptable to you and your own comfort level.

No equipment needed. No expensive gym gear required, just comfy clothes.

Benefits

Arthritis can impact the young and old. Tai Chi for Arthritis can be a massive help in reducing symptoms.

Don't let the name fool you as it's not only arthritis this Tai Chi style can help with. Unfortunately, as we age gracefully, (or ungracefully), we start to wobble a bit, joints don't move like they use to, bending becomes a hazard our strength mysteriously evaporates along with our car keys.

 

 Tai Chi is designed in such a way to reduce pain; improve posture, balance, confidence, muscular strength and flexibility, provide stress relief, improve sleep, and help boost memory so you can finally remember where you put the lost car keys.

Evidence Based

Evidence-based and shown to prevent falls, reduce pain and improve quality of life for arthritis suffers by improving flexibility, balance, strength and confidence. Not to mention the relaxation and stress relief.

The NZ Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), back in 2000, came to the realisation that prevention is often much cheaper than treatment.

Based on expert medical advice, from 2000 onwards ACC sponsors Tai Chi for Arthritis around the country as a preventative measure.

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