Mr Ong (Eddy) has been practicing Chinese martial arts for over 40 years and is a qualified Tai Chi instructor that has been teaching for 35 years.
Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese tradition that was originally a form of self-defense, and has been used as a form of exercise (in hospital settings) that is considered good for people of all ages and fitness levels. Tai Chi is a series of slow movements combined with deep breathing.
If you have Multiple Sclerosis and have struggled with other forms of exercise, it may be time to try Tai Chi. The health benefits associated with the ancient form of low-impact movements can help you with your battle against MS.
Tai Chi is considered to be low impact, meaning that it does not put a lot of stress on the muscles. Tai Chi is thought to have many health benefits for people living with MS, including:
• Improved strength and balance
• Increased energy and mood
• Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
Because Tai Chi is largely based on technique, it does not require great levels of strength or flexibility. It is used by some people with Multiple Sclerosis to help with balance, stress relief and general wellbeing.
Mr Ong has experience teaching in hospitals, clubs, care homes and various different settings with a wide ranges of clients who have a variety of physical and mental challenges.