Study Shows Tai Chi Has Similar or Greater Benefits Than Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

According to a new study from Tufts University and Brown University tai chi results in similar or greater improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms when compared to aerobic exercise.  The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health sent this bulletin this week.  A more comprehensive spotlight on the study reports that “tai chi appears to be as effective or better for managing fibromyalgia, that a longer duration of tai chi results in greater benefits, and that patients are more likely to attend tai chi classes than aerobic exercise sessions”.   The spotlight refers to the abstract which provides more details about the study including “tai chi groups improved statistically significantly more than the aerobic exercise group”. 

 

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