My Pain Relieved Through Tai Chi
Andrew's Success Story
After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, my doctor told me that exercise would help me to improve my freedom of movement and that if I just sat down the pain would get worse.
I decided I would try Tai Chi, as it is something I had been thinking about for some time. I quickly found a local class and joined along with my wife and attended my first class with Heather.
The class is on Friday morning and I found, having done and enjoyed enormously the class, that I was without my constant companion, leg pain, all Friday afternoon at work and at home after work. It must be said that on Saturday and Sunday I was very sore, but I felt it was a lot to do with having used long unused muscles for the first time in a long time. My pain returned to normal on Monday. As I did not expect instant improvement, I was not discouraged and went again the following Friday.
This time I was not only pain free Friday afternoon, but until Tuesday had no pain whatsoever, on Wednesday my pain was back but I was optimistic of the pain relief and would have settled for this result every week and was keen for Friday to come again for the hoped for relief.
I have to report that after the third week my legs have been virtually pain-free and apart from the occasional twinge have remained so ever since.
It is my intention to not only continue this course until its conclusion but to seek a further avenue to continue to not only improve my Tai Chi but to hopefully remain able to walk without pain into the future. Thank you, Heather, for providing a class that is filled with encouragement, useful information and a positive energy. Andrew M.