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T’ai chi benefits some patients with chronic conditions, review concludes

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4968 (Published 18 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4968
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

T’ai chi can improve physical performance of patients with certain chronic conditions without exacerbating their pain or making them breathless, concludes a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.1

The Chinese martial art t’ai chi consists of slow, gentle, and flowing movements that involve strengthening, balance, postural alignment, mind concentration, relaxation, and breath control.

Canadian researchers examined the current evidence on the …

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