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Tai Chi in Pain Management 

Tai Chi in Pain Management
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Tai Chi in Pain Management
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Victor S. Sierpina

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0030
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date: 25 June 2019

Tai Chi is not a cure for osteoarthritis (OA) but regular practice has many benefits including: reduced pain, reduced fear of falling, improved physical function, increased physical movement, and improved rehabilitative and functional prognoses. Tai Chi practiced over years remains a promising approach for prevention and treatment of functional limitation and pain in OA. Tai Chi can be safely recommended to patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia as a complementary and alternative medical approach to improve patient well-being.

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