Tai Chi a great way to reduce swelling.
Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese martial arts. Slow movements have health benefits for breathing, stability, awareness, stress and meditation. It is a great cost effective way for people who suffer from lymphoedema of any age to reduce and control swelling of the limbs.
In one study by Professor Neil Piller of the Flinders University in Adelaide,on the effects of Tai Chi and lymphoedema caused by breast cancer.
“The results of our first program were quite remarkable”, said Professor Piller “Fluid levels at the end of the month dropped an average of around 100 ml, a reduction of about 9 percent.”
Participants also noted a reduction in pain relief, increased flexibility and improved range of movement.