Tai chi can help relieve chronic neck pain, study shows – Science Daily – Science Daily

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If you have suffered with neck pain, you know how debilitating it can be. The last thing you’d think of to use for relief might be exercise. But a recent study by an assistant professor at Harvard proves otherwise. Tai Chi is an ancient method of bodywork using breathing and fluid movements that began in China. Participants who did Tai Chi routines for 12 weeks had relief for their chronic pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • An international team of researchers investigated the efficacy of group Tai Chi
  • One hundred fourteen subjects were enrolled in the trial
  • Tai Chi originated in China and involves integrated dynamic musculoskeletal breathing and meditation training

“They hypothesized that 12 weeks of Tai Chi would prove superior to no treatment for chronic neck pain.”