Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Arthritis patients may gain physical and emotional relief from the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi, finds a new study, the largest of its kind. Patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia felt better and moved more easily after taking twice-weekly classes in Tai Chi, a system of meditative exercise, researchers found. [...]
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Researchers at the George Institute for International Health at the University of Sydney, Australia conducted a randomized controlled trial with 152 individuals with chronic knee or hip osteoarthritis. The individuals were divided randomly into three groups. One group of 55 individuals had 12 weeks of hydrotherapy class, one group of 56 individuals had 12 weeks [...]