Tai Chi

Tai Chi


The skilled team at The Carter Treatment Center integrates a range of alternative therapies and sessions into our overall addiction treatment programs. Tai Chi is one of the ancient Chinese martial arts used for self-defense, exercise, and meditation.

We incorporate Tai Chi into treatment programs for its many health benefits. The art of Tai Chi is characterized by slow, gentle movements that help to increase mobility, improve flexibility, and tone muscles.


The slow, controlled movements of Tai Chi have been described as “meditation in motion”. As many people in recovery from addiction can experience turbulent emotions, the sense of mental and physical calmness produced by Tai Chi help to keep emotions in balance, reducing the desire to drink alcohol or use addictive drugs.

Practicing Tai Chi also helps to stimulate the brain to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural ‘feel-good’ chemicals. Many people notice they feel more relaxed and most also experienced an enhanced mood after completing a class.


Research shows that practicing Tai Chi regularly can also help to reduce the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which helps to relieve symptoms of stress associated with the addiction recovery process. High cortisol levels are also linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Learning a healthy, natural way to handle stress makes it easier to handle life’s challenges without the need for drugs or alcohol, as well as reducing any symptoms of depression that may emerge during the recovery process.

Focusing on the gentle moves and working in time with the class fully absorbs the mind. As you concentrate on keeping up with the moves, your mind is taken away from focusing on negative thoughts and emotions that can hinder your recovery. The result is improved memory, enhanced concentration levels, and improved mental alertness.


Those who continue to practice Tai Chi learn that it is a highly effective way to control urges and cravings. It also increases your ability to cope with problems in a calm, logical, and efficient manner.

The specialists at The Carter Treatment Center integrate Tai Chi into their customized addiction treatment programs to help people in recovery find natural ways to modify and control feelings and emotions.

Contact us today to start your journey towards recovery. We provide addiction treatment in Cumming, GA and Suwanee and serve the surrounding areas. Call us at (678) 737-4430.

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380 Dahlonega St,
Cumming, GA 30040
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