Reduce the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia with Tai Chi

Reduce the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia with Tai Chi   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than aerobic exercise, the current most commonly prescribed non-drug treatment. This mind-body approach may be considered a therapeutic option in the multi-disciplinary management of fibromyalgia.” – Wang […]

Improve Fibromyalgia with Tai Chi

Improve Fibromyalgia with Tai Chi   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Compared with patients who received wellness education and stretching exercises, those who practiced tai chi saw their fibromyalgia become much less severe. They also slept better, felt better, had less pain, had more energy, and had better physical and mental health.” – Chenchen Wang   Fibromyalgia is a […]

Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Qigong

Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Qigong   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Evidence is growing for the Traditional Chinese practice of qigong as a treatment for fibromyalgia..” – Adrienne Dellwo   Fibromyalgia is a mysterious disorder whose causes are unknown. It is very common affecting over 5 million people in the U.S., about 2% of […]

Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Mindfulness

Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness training is a low-cost, side-effect-free addition to fibromyalgia treatment that almost anyone can try — research suggests it helps you improve negative emotions surrounding fibromyalgia pain and, over time, change the way you respond to and think about your fibromyalgia symptoms.” – Madeline Vann […]

Treat Depression with Tai Chi

Treat Depression with Tai Chi   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “A 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese Americans not receiving any other treatments.” – Science Daily   Clinically diagnosed depression is the most common mental illness, […]

Relieve Chronic Low Back Pain with Tai Chi

Relieve Chronic Low Back Pain with Tai Chi   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Tai Chi has demonstrated usefulness in the prevention and treatment of certain problems such as back pain. Importantly, Tai Chi is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive, and gentle on the spine, so many people with back pain are starting to try […]