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Multiple Sclerosis and Taoist Tai Chi® arts

If you have been recently diagnosed or have been managing for years, you know that multiple sclerosis can cause problems with movement, balance and coordination, fatigue, stiffness, pain, loss of sensation, and depression. Certainly, MS can leave you feeling isolated and deeply affect your enjoyment of life.

Fortunately, Tai Chi is effective in helping people who have multiple sclerosis. With Taoist Tai Chi® practice you can move more freely, maintain flexibility and strength, find better balance and lift your spirits. Daily activities become easier.

In addition, people practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts have found a sense of lightness and a deep feeling of well-being.

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One Person’s Story of Moving Freely and Improved Quality of Life through Taoist Tai Chi® practice

My name is Sylvia and I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1983 when I was in my early twenties. There were times I was completely paralyzed in as many as three limbs at a time and I was very stiff. It was very frightening because I couldn’t do things that I had just been able to do. 

I started Taoist Tai Chi® arts in 2003 and within four months I could move again. Taoist Tai Chi® arts allow me to be better balanced and to loosen up and that helps me walk better and feel better. It is not a quick fix like a pill, but working at your Taoist Tai Chi® practice is the greatest thing you can do for yourself. You feel terrific in your body and you are in a good mood.

Another story of improved MS symptoms through Taoist Tai Chi® practice

My name is Michelle and I have Multiple Sclerosis. Taoist Tai Chi® arts have improved my balance, increased my circulation and energy, and I use my cane a lot less!

What are participants with Multiple Sclerosis saying about Taoist Tai Chi® practice?

If I can do anything for someone who has MS it would be to recommend they do Taoist Tai Chi® arts.

I was diagnosed with MS in 1998 and started Taoist Tai Chi® practice in 2012. If I don’t practice, I really feel it. If I am in pain I do my Taoist Tai Chi® practice. It also really helps me with mobility and balance. I know where to put my weight so I do not fall.

For example, when I was first diagnosed using a bathtub was a nightmare. Now, because of Taoist Tai Chi® arts, I know how to manage my body. I know how to get the weight in my feet. Also the community is great. I feel like I belong and the energy of the group really helps me; it moves me. I don’t feel like I have a disability here. All these things make the whole of why I do Taoist Tai Chi® arts. Everyone cares.

– Maria, British Columbia

“I feel Taoist Tai Chi® arts have made a huge difference with my MS symptoms. I used to be very active but due to severe fatigue with the MS my activity had been reduced to only walking. Taoist Tai Chi® practice makes me feel like I’ve had a great physical workout but it doesn’t fatigue me; it actually gives me more energy. Balance and concentration are much improved. I highly recommend Taoist Tai Chi® arts for its many health benefits especially as we age! I’m also a retired nurse.”

– Barbara, British Columbia

Taoist Tai Chi® practice eliminated fatigue due to multiple sclerosis.”

– Gail, Saskatchewan

Cultivate health and well-being with Taoist Tai Chi® arts

The whole body approach of Taoist Tai Chi® arts has a profound effect on all aspects of our health and well being. Mind, body and spirit are deeply nourished and transformed.

Taoist Tai Chi® practice involves a full range of motion with deep stretching and continuous turning of the spine. It exercises the whole physiology including muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems, as well as tendons, joints, connective tissue and organs, increasing strength, flexibility and resilience, whatever our condition. It is a form of moving meditation that has a penetrating and relaxing effect on the nervous system and the brain, reducing anxiety, lightening the spirit, calming and clearing the mind.

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