Western studies are now proving what the East has always known – that holistic physical and mind exercises are healthy. Yoga and Tai Chi, for example, use regulated breathing in conjunction with physical movement. This combination improves physical and mental health.

Facing the mystery of lower back pain

Western medicine doesn’t seem to know the causes of lower back pain. Sitting in the same position for hours on end, though, clearly doesn’t help to relieve this situation. Relief in terms of treatments for lower back pain also varies among patients. 

Alternate ways that do seem to be effective in managing lower back pain, however, include tai chi and yoga. When over 80 percent of people in the U.S. suffer from back pain, this is encouraging news. More and more studies are proving that mind and body exercise combinations relieve this pain.

Back pain is physical and emotional pain

If you think about it, back pain is more than just physical pain. When you experience an inexplicable or explainable pain that doesn’t respond well to medication, this causes emotional or mental distress. Now that you have connected those two elements, think about how slow-moving exercises like yoga, qigong and tai chi are not one-dimensional either.

These alternate exercise forms use slow stretching movements together with controlled breathing. In combination, these awareness-filled activities create a multi-dimensional treatment that relieves back pain and, specifically, lower back pain. Use of a natural treatment remedy to improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is the ideal say Western studies.