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Doing Tai Chi reduces arthritis pain
Source: The Sun, November 15, 2010
   
 

A new study says, tai chi, the Chinese exercise regimen can help reduce fatigue and arthritis pain.  Scientists at University of North Carolina s Chapel Hill of School of Medicine studied 354 participants recruited from 20 locations in the states of North Carolina and New Jersey.  The patients were divided into two groups.  One group received the eight-week, twice weekly tai chi course immediately while the other group received it later.  All the participants had some types of arthritis, was 18 or older but able to move independently without assistance.

At the end of 8 weeks, the individuals who had received the tai chi course were the first to show moderate improvements in pain, fatigue and stiffness.  They also had an increased sense of well-being, including improved reach or balance.



   
     
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