Hull Tai Chi, teach the specialised breathing patterns taught within the Lee Style of T’ai Chi to people who suffer from asthma, we have exercises taught to improve your lung capacity.
In our classes we have witnessed many asthma suffers benefit from practising our gentle movements.
If you are unable to attend classes we have Books and DVDS that can be ordered on line or through Book Shops to help you gain the wonderful health benefits in the comfort of your own home.
we also teach easy to use acupressure points and exercises to help calm the mind and ease stress. If you are looking for self help techniques, to work side by side with Western medicine.
We are a family style of T'ai Chi and it is our aim to help everyone enjoy an exellent quality of life
Asthma is a long-term condition that can cause a cough, wheezing and breathlessness. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time.
In the UK, 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma. That is 1 in every 12 adults and 1 in every 11 children. Asthma in adults is more common in women than men.
If you are diagnosed with asthma as a child, the
may disappear during your teenage years. However, asthma can return in adulthood. If childhood symptoms of asthma are moderate to severe, it is more likely that the condition will persist or return later in life. However, asthma does not only start in young people and can develop at any age.
The cause of asthma is not fully understood, but it is known that asthma often runs in families. You are more likely to have asthma if one or both of your parents has the condition.
What is asthma?
Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. These are the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. When you come into contact with something that irritates your lungs, known as a trigger, your airways become narrow, the muscles around them tighten and there is an increase in the production of sticky mucus (phlegm). This makes it difficult to breathe and causes wheezing and coughing. It may also make your chest feel tight.
A severe onset of symptoms is known as an asthma attack or an 'acute asthma exacerbation'. Asthma attacks may require hospital treatment and can sometimes be life-threatening, although this is rare.
For some people with chronic (long-lasting) asthma, long-term inflammation of the airways may lead to more permanent narrowing.
A trigger is anything that irritates the airways and brings on the symptoms of asthma. These differ from person to person and people with asthma may have several triggers.
Common triggers include house dust mites, animal fur, pollen, tobacco smoke, exercise, cold air and chest infections.
Other types of asthma
There are other types of asthma that can be made worse by certain activities:
While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can come and go throughout your life. A number of treatments can help control the condition very effectively. Treatment is based on two important goals:
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Successful prevention can be achieved through a combination of medicines, lifestyle advice and identifying and then avoiding potential asthma triggers.
Practising the LFA T’ai Chi Form on a regular basis, helps to calm the mind and keep all of the joints mobile without strain. The movements appear soft and flowing, yet in contradiction the moments are extremely dynamic. Every part of your body is exercised without strain, the specialised breathing techniques incorporated into our T’ai Chi Form has proved to be a valuable aid for people suffering from asthma.
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We hold weekly classes, where peole are taught in small groups.
Our classes are a mixture of men and women of all ages
All classes are taught in a fun light hearted manner we feel that if you are enjoying yourself you will learn more.
Specialist Community Asthma Service
The Specialist Community Asthma Service works with other health and social care professionals to provide specialist asthma care for children, young people and their families across the city of Hull.
Our aim is to enhance and support existing services to improve management and care outcomes for children and young people with asthma.
How can I access the service?
You can access the service by contacting us directly or by contacting your G.P, Practice Nurse, School Health Advisor or Health Visitor. Telephone or e-mail referrals accepted
Where is the service provided?
The service is provided in family homes, schools, clinics/health centres and G.P practices.
How can I contact the service?
The service can be contacted at:
Orchard Park Health Centre,
Tel: (01482) 303957
Asthma attacks can be a frightening experience; the gentle movements of LFA T’ai Chi Health Arts, teach techniques that can help you keep calm under pressure.
Information about our classes and day courses can be found on our website
Every family deserves to be a happy healthy family, the LFA T'ai Chi Health Arts is a family art and our family is growing daily.
Come and join and find out for yourself the difference it can make to your life.