Category Archives: tai-chi

Chronic Illness/ Stress/ Anxiety/Depression

“Pleasure is oft a visitant, but pain clings cruelly to us“ , John Keats Living with fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, COPD to name but a few chronic conditions, is often overwhelming; it is little wonder that anxiety, panic  and often depression accompany … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety and panic, arthritis and fibromyalgia, depression and fibromyalgia, diet and fibromyalgia, emotions, exercise and fibromyalgia, fatigue in fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia, heart disease and fibromyalgia, hyper-vigilance, itching and fibromyalgia, kabat-zinn, mindfulness meditation, psychiatry, psychology, qui gong, tai-chi, walking meditation | 8 Comments

Fibromyalgia and ‘Energy Medicine’: Trying to unlock the puzzling language and belief system

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please”, Mark Twain Given that modern medicine has been unable to find either a cause or cure for fibromyalgia it is little wonder that many have … Continue reading

Posted in acupuncture, auras, body discourse, body/mind, brain activity, chakras, chi, conventional medicine, Eastern philosophies, EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, empirical evidence, EMT, energy medicine, Fibromyalgia, healer, Jin Shin, mainstream medicine, meridians, mystical, NEAT, nervous system, Power healing, Pranic healing, Qi Gong, reiki, tai-chi, therapeutic touch, Theta healing, TT | 4 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Activities for Strength/Flexibility/Cardiovascular Health

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it”, Plato  The search continues for the ultimate regime that strengthens and improves our overall health. From the ‘pump iron’ … Continue reading

Posted in activities and fibromyalgia, core training, dancing, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and cardiovascular health, flexibility, intensity, jogging, pacing, pilates, pool walking, pumping iron, Qi Gong, running, spinning, strength training, stretching, swimming, tai-chi, walking, yoga | 10 Comments

Fibromyalgia and the attempt to quantify and describe the pain

“We also often add to our own pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally”, Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dali Lama quote One of the difficult issues that people with fibromyalgia grapple with is … Continue reading

Posted in aching pain, biofeedback, Black women's pain, blistering pain, Daniel J. Levitin, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and age, fibromyalgia and class, fibromyalgia and gender, fibromyalgia and race, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, invisible pain, mindfulness, music therapy, nagging pain, quantifying pain, quantity versus quality, raw pain, searing pain, shocking pain, suffering in silence, tai-chi, This is Your Brain on Music, vibroacoustic harp therapy, Visual Analogue Scale, yoga | 2 Comments

Fibromyalgia: spasms, restless legs, trapped nerves, exercise and strengthening

“Am I alone in my egotism when I say that never does the pale light of dawn filter through the blinds of 52 Tavistock Square but I open my eyes and exclaim “Good God! Here I am again” not always with … Continue reading

Posted in adrenals and fibromylaiga, charley horses and fibromyalgia, cortisol and fibromyalgia, exercise and fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and hyperarousal of the nervous system, restless legs and fibromyalgia, setting goals, spasms, strengthening, tai-chi, trapped nerves and fibromyalgia | 8 Comments