Tai Chi and Qi Gong are exercises that combine slow, deliberate movements with meditation and breathing exercises. The techniques are sometimes described as “meditation in motion.” Practicing Tai Chi for Back Pain relief is a recommended option.

Now, a new study concluded that “Tai Chi may decrease pain and improve function disability for patients with low back pain.”

Ready to give it a try?

Tai Chi and Qi Gong sessions are typically led by an instructor, who will guide you through various postures and gentle movements while focusing on breathing and relaxing. Be sure to check with your health care provider before beginning any new physical exercise.

In patronage of International Stress Awareness Day, check out this mind-body infographic to learn more about relaxation techniques for back pain.

Source: Qin J, Zhang Y, Wu L, He Z, Huang J, Tao J, Chen L. Effect of Tai Chi alone or as additional therapy on low back pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Medicine. 2019 Sep 1;98(37):e17099.