Activate Now
 
ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is the Fibromyalgia Immune System Compromised?

Reduced Dermal Nerve Fiber Diameter in Fibromyalgia

Even my tired is tired!

The Neuroinflammation Man: Jarred Younger on Inflammation, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

How to Cope When Others Don't Understand Your Illness

Riding the Chronic Illness Roller Coaster

The 50/10 Guide for Fibromyalgia Mobility

The Next Lyrica? Thousand Person Fibromyalgia Drug Trial Underway

Finding Joy in Every Day

SURVEY RESULTS: What Triggered Your Illness?

 
Print Page
Email Article

Tai-Chi's Effectiveness for Decreasing Fibromyalgia Pain

  [ 2 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • November 24, 2013


Effectiveness of Tai-Chi for Decreasing Acute Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients.

By V. Segura-Jiménez, et al.

Abstract:

Tai-Chi has shown benefits in physical and psychological outcomes in diverse populations. We aimed to determine the changes elicited by a Tai-Chi program (12 and 24 weeks) in acute pain (before vs. after session) in fibromyalgia patients. We also assessed the cumulative changes in pain brought about by a Tai-Chi program.

Thirty-six patients (29 women) with fibromyalgia participated in a low-moderate intensity Tai-Chi program for 12 weeks (3 sessions/week). Twenty-eight patients (27 women) continued the program for an additional 12 weeks (i.?e., 24 weeks). We assessed pain by means of a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) before and after each single session (i.?e., 72 sessions).

  • We observed significant immediate changes (P-values from 0.037 to 0.0001) with an approximately 12% mean decrease of acute pain in the comparison of VAS-values before and after each session (72 sessions in total), with the exception of 4 sessions.

  • We observed significant changes in cumulative pain pre-session (95% CI=-0.019; -0.014; P<0.001) and cumulative pain post-session (95% CI=-0.021; -0.015; P<0.001) along the 24-week intervention only.

In conclusion, a low-moderate intensity Tai-Chi program for 12 weeks (3 times/week) decreased levels of acute pain in fibromyalgia patients. A longer period is necessary (e.?g. 24 weeks) for observing cumulative changes in pain.

© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

Source: International Journal of Sports Medicine, November 7, 2013. By V. Segura-Jiménez, A. Romero-Zurita, A. Carbonell-Baeza, V. A. Aparicio, J. R. Ruiz, and M. Delgado-Fernández. Department of Physical Education and Sports, School of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Spain.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion

Natural Remedies

D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About
The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms
The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing