Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tai chi proven effective as a therapy for fibromyalgia

According to a research published on Thursday August 19 in The New England Journal of Medicine tai chi may be effective as a therapy for fibromyalgia.

The participants in the study had fibromyalgia. Those who took Tai Chi twice a week for three months experienced less pain, stiffness, and fatigue than a control group that attended lifestyle education and stretching sessions. They also slept and felt better

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, body pain, and tender points in joints, muscles and other soft tissues. It is most common in middle-aged women. 

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