East Kent ICATS uses local instructors for chronic pain treatment
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Tai Chi on the NHS
We have taught Tai Chi and related practices on the NHS since 1997. As far as we are aware we were the first to do so in the UK.
We began in the Pain Clinic at Kent & Canterbury Hospital. In 2007 we moved to the Integrated Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (ICATS) and expanded to cover East Kent.
In the sixteen years that we have been teaching Tai Chi for Chronic pain in the NHS we have found it to be an effective way of helping to manage chronic illness. It has enabled many sufferers to reduce their medication while increasing their mobility and comfort. We have found that it also is effective at returning the confidence that is so often lost when suffering from chronic pain.