From all of this information about deep breathing and the benefits that come from it, we can for sure say “Yes” when asked if it helps with chronic pain! A systematic review showed significant improvements towards alleviating symptoms of patients with chronic pain (osteoarthritis, neck pain, fibromyalgia, etc.).1
With the breath influencing stem cells to be released and work to heal our body, along with many other immunological, physiological, psychological, and everything logical – our pain whether acute or chronic will be alleviated!
Seeking to find balance in life is a must have in today’s society. What better way is there to find that balance than from mindful practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi, or Qigong? If it can help in so many areas of life, even all areas of life, and if it is something as simple as spending 5 minutes to breath deeply, wouldn’t it be worth it?
1. Jahnke, R., Larkey, L., Rogers, C., Etnier, J., & Lin, F. (2010). A comprehensive review of health benefits of qigong and tai chi. American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 24(6), e1–e25.
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