Tai Chi For Asthma

According to National Asthma Council, over 2 million Australians have asthma – about 1 in 10 adults and about 1 in 9 or 10 children.

Symptoms of asthma

  • Breathlessness
  • Wheezing
  • Tight feeling in the chest
  • Continuing cough

Tai Chi for Asthma:

Can Tai Chi help asthmatic patients?

“Practise Tai Chi with regulation of abdomen breathing will help asthmatic patients not only relaxed, but also help them slow down the breathing and training patients not panic once asthma happening. “

How can we prevent it happening?

A lot of asthmatic patients suffer from Asthma attack simply because they have not establish a good habit at posture.  Therefore their breathing channel have been blocked themselves.  If the related channel has been blocked for a long time, it could be another reason causing the Asthma.

Can Tai Chi rehabilitation asthma completely?

Keep on practising Tai Chi in a regular basis, such as 3 time a day to correct Asthmatic patients’ body systems in an order.  Once this system established, it will build up immune system to fight the Asthma.  Therefore the chronic Asthmatic patients have quite big percentage of chances to be fully recovered.”

Autumn to Winter is the seasoning Asthma happening?  How can we prevent it happening?

During the seasonal change from summer to winter, Master Sue Chang advises Asthmatic patient should prepare well to put scarf on the neck, or working under the air-condition office workers, protect your neck with a scarf, it may help.

How Tai Chi benefits asthmatic patients?

  1. Immune system: Tai chi has been proven to enhance immune system function thereby helping asthmatics combat reactions related to allergens, viruses, and other illnesses
  2. Breathing: Tai Chi focus on mindful, intentional breathing that helps to promote breath control and strengthens the muscles and tissues of the respiratory system. By learning to breathe more effectively, asthmatics gain better control of their symptoms and suffer fewer attacks.
  3. Relaxation: since asthma outbreaks are often triggered or aggravated by emotional and/or physical stress, the connection between Tai Chi’s proven ability to help reduce mental/physical stress and asthma is made all the more clear.

A successful case study by TCFA in using Tai Chi to treat asthma patients.