Overcoming Arthritis

Overcoming Arthritis

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A complete programme for people with arthritis that presents a tried a nd tested way to relieve pain, promote mobility and regain control of life. The book combines information on conventional and complementary treatments, self-helf remedies and a tai chi for arthritis programme. Photographs show how to perform 12 key tai chi movements step-by-step.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 178 x 234 x 12mm | 421.85g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 200 colour photographs
  • 0751339792
  • 9780751339796

About Paul Lam

Dr Paul Lam is a family doctor in Sydney, Australia, where he also founded the Better Health Tai Chi Academy. Judith Horstman is an award-winning medical journalist, and lives in San Francisco.
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Table of contents

Part 1 Arthritis explained: what is arthritis?; your joints; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; fibromyalgia; gout and other types of arthritis. Part 2 Self-help for arthritis: a healthy diet; healing foods; dietary supplements; exercising for health; getting support. Part 3 Treating arthritis: what Western medicine offers; easing pain and inflammation; attacking inflammation at the source; improving mobility; beyond the medicine chest; mind-body medicine; touch and energy therapies; movement therapies; herbs and homeopathy. Part 3 The healing power of tai chi: what is tai chi?; the power of "qi"; the health benefits of tai chi. Part 4 Preparing to do tai chi: tai chi for arthritis programme; getting ready to practise; abdominal breathing; body awareness; meditation in motion; overcoming difficulties. Part 5 The tai chi programme: tai chi for arthritis - the practice; before you begin; warming up; cooling down; tai chi walking; beginning; opening and closing hands; single whip; waving hands in the clouds; opening and closing hands; closing movement; the six advanced movements; brush knee; playing the lute; parry and punch; block and close; embracing the tiger, pushing the mountain; opening and closing hands; closing movement; qigong sequences; finding a tai chi teacher.
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