What the NIH says about tai chi—factsheet excerpt

The National Institutes of Health put out informative fact sheets regularly, and you might like to peruse them for info on a number of health-related subjects. Recently, I read a fact sheet in which the following was stated:

People with fibromyalgia may benefit from practicing tai chi according to a study in 66 people. Study participants who practiced tai chi had a significantly greater decrease in total score on the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire. In addition, the tai chi group demonstrated greater improvement in sleep quality, mood, and quality of life.”

and…

“Tai chi may also be a safe alternative to conventional exercise for maintaining bone mineral density in postmenopausal women, thus helping to prevent or slow osteoporosis, increase musculoskeletal strength, and improve balance.”

The whole paper focuses on mind-body health facts in complementary and alternative medicine. Read it here.