Tai chi for joint pain

If you're with osteoarthritis, alias joint pain, tai chi is very helpful. In addition to making your body fit and supple, tai chi can control blood sugar if you're with diabetes mellitus type 2 that doesn't require insulin.

You usually suffer pain in the knee joints at 40 years and above. However, young age can be affected as well. The reasons could be because of an accident, infection of the joint or inborn.

Joints in the legs are parts that have heavy duties to support the body. When you're walking, especially running, the joints act as hinges to make steady footsteps. Then, you can understand why any motion activity is inhibited when you feel pain in the leg joints.

The knee joint has cartilage that serves as a pillow. It sustains and lubricates the movement. The cartilage creates a balance when your feet are moving. With age, the cartilage is thinning, and its lubricating function is also reduced.

As a result, your joint is paining or stiff when the bones rub together because of moving.

Joint pain occurs because of inflammation in cartilage for the depletion of the lubricant such as synovial fat. With a little lubricant, the friction in the joints is limited and disrupting cartilage, ligaments and tendons.

If it's left unchecked, you can't eventually walk, or you must withstand tremendous pain.

If you're with joint pain, do tai chi chuan twice a week with a portion of one hour each exercise for two months. At the end of the eighth week, your joint pain is reduced, and your real body fitness is increased.

If you also do neigong routinely, your physical fitness is better, and your knee pain is much reduced. Neigong is a six-century-old Chinese gymnastic.

According to ancient Chinese science, the universe is divided into two: yin and yang. Yin means negative elements such as darkness, moon, women and so forth. Yang is a positive element, e.g., light, sun and men.

Negative doesn't mean bad, as well as a positive element doesn't mean good. Everything must be balanced. The yin and yang theory is the underlying view of tai chi chuan. Chi in the body is made up of yin and yang, and they must always be balanced without nothing to lose or win.

Unbalanced yin-yang energy in the body will give rise to various complaints. Unbalanced energy is resulting in a tangle of blood knot. With the efforts of energy alignment, blood knot is repaired; what clogged is made to smooth again.

Tai chi chuan movement is centered on feet, coordinated at the waist and flowed into the hands. Almost all movements pivot at the waist, then tai chi makes the stomach muscles strong and supple. It'll make your face look fresh, beautify the shape of your body, smooth muscles and ease childbirth.

Your mind must be calm, and all parts of the body: head, back, legs, arms and hips should be relaxed, not tense. Tai chi is meditation in motion. Its movements are slow without faltering, flowing like water in the calm river.

You don't need extensive room to practice tai chi. Tai chi chuan just needs 7-8 minutes, even 30 minutes of exercise is as beneficial as playing golf for three hours.

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