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Tai chi decreases symptoms of fibromyalgia

KEY POINT

The Chinese martial art of tai chi significantly decreased the symptoms of fibromyalgia and improved patients’ quality of life in a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

SOURCES

Wang C et al. A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia. N Engl J Med. 2010;363:743–54.

Yeh GY et al. Prescribing tai chi for fibromyalgia—are we there yet [editorial]? N Engl J Med. 2010;363:783–4.

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