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Tai Chi for Arthritis

Coming this summer to Searcy!

picture of people practicing Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, based on nature and harmony.  The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that strengthens the body, improves mental balance, and brings better health and harmony to people's lives.  For people with or without arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis is a good way to start your journey to better health.  It is an enjoyable and safe set of forms which delivers many health benefits.  In 1997, Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and tai chi master, led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this unique program.  It is easy, enjoyable, and safe for people with arthritis to learn.  Medical studies have shown the program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives.

Photo: Tai Chi participants practice movements.