Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tai Chi Found to Be as Effective as Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Tai Chi
This week, the American College of Rheumatology presented research that showed that both Tai Chi and physical therapy positively impact pain, function and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. As a result of these findings, Chenchen Wang MD, MSc, professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and director of the Center For Complementary And Integrative Medicine Division of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center, said, ‚ÄúPatients and their physicians should discuss Tai Chi as a therapy option, but it is important that patients work with a seasoned instructor with five to 10 years of experience working with people who have OA to ensure they are receiving proper instruction.”
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