Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia
A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia
“This randomized, controlled trial shows that tai chi is potentially a useful therapy for patients with fibromyalgia. The effect was evident in…a well-validated, multidimensional instrument for the assessment of fibromyalgia, and in other measures of pain and quality of life and was consistent with both subjective and objective assessments.
“The observed benefits exceeded the specified thresholds for clinically significant improvement… in the measures used to assess pain, sleep quality, depression, and quality of life, and these benefits were sustained at 24 weeks. No adverse events were reported in the study participants, indicating that tai chi is probably a safe therapy for patients with fibromyalgia.“