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Tai Chi Kung: Exercises for Reducing Chronic Pain

Summary: How can you reduce chronic pain with exercise?
Air Date: 2/2/15
Duration: 10
Host: Mike Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Joe Pinella, Creator of Healing Movement Systems
Joe PinellaAfter a catastrophic car accident, Joe Pinella was diagnosed quadriplegic... and told by doctors that he would never walk again.

But, against all odds, Pinella used the ancient Chinese healing techniques of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Kung to relieve his pain, regain his strength... and train his body to walk again.
Tai Chi Kung: Exercises for Reducing Chronic Pain
Depending on which spot of your body you injure, your nervous system will send pain signals to your brain, quickly followed by your reaction to address that pain.

However, if you've ever experienced chronic pain, you know the stinging, sharp and persistent pain you feel can be miserable and get in the way of your everyday life.

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, roughly 100 million Americans are suffering from chronic pain.

The most common forms of chronic pain are headaches and joint pain like arthritis. Chronic pain is usually the result of an injury or trauma, but it can also be from an autoimmune disease or infection.

How can you reduce chronic pain with Tai Chi Kung exercises?

Creator of Healing Movement Systems, Joe Pinella, joins Dr. Mike and shares what exercises you can be doing to reduce your chronic pain.

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