ProHealth health 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

|
|
|
|

Trending News

List of diseases spread by deer tick grows, including malaria-like problems and potentially fatal en...

Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients

Lyme disease confirmed in humans from southern states

The Worst Foods to Eat When You're Sick, and the Best Ones

Teenager with stroke symptoms actually had Lyme disease

The Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi induces inflammation and apoptosis in cells from do...

World Famous Joint Relief Formula Enhanced by Modern Science

Scientists Reveal Quirky Feature of Lyme Disease Bacteria

Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

In a warmer world, ticks that spread disease are arriving earlier, expanding their ranges

 
Print Page
Email Article

Modified Tai Chi provides symptom & mobility improvements for fibromyalgia patients at OHSU

  [ 799 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • May 16, 2012


Article:
A randomized controlled trial of 8-form Tai chi improves symptoms and functional mobility in fibromyalgia patients
– Source: Clinical Rheumatology, May 13, 2012

By Kim D Jones, PhD, Robert M Bennett, MD, et al.

[Note: Tai Chi is a controlled, meditational discipline involving a flowing series of movements that encourage postural balance, rotation, flexing, strength, and enhanced circulation, and as modified in this trial do not worsen pain. The well-respected Oregon Health & Science University’s Fibromyalgia Research Unit was founded by Dr. Robert Bennett, a pioneer in clinical FM research.]

Abstract:
Previous researchers have found that 10-form Tai chi yields symptomatic benefit in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).

The purpose of this study was to further investigate earlier findings and add a focus on functional mobility.

We conducted a parallel-group randomized controlled trial of FM-modified 8-form Yang-style Tai chi program compared to an education control.

Participants met in small groups twice weekly for 90 minutes over 12 weeks.

The primary endpoint was symptom reduction and improvement in self-report physical function, as measured by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), from baseline to 12 weeks.

Secondary endpoints included pain severity and interference (Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), sleep (Pittsburg sleep Inventory), self-efficacy, and functional mobility.

Of the 101 randomly assigned subjects (mean age 54 years, 93% female), those in the Tai chi condition compared with the education condition demonstrated clinically and statistically significant improvements in:

• FIQ scores (16.5 vs. 3.1, p=0.0002) [Note: the maximum FIQ score is 100, average score is about 50 and 70 is considered severe impact, according to Dr. Bennett, who developed the measure.],

• BPI pain severity (1.2 vs. 0.4, p=0.0008),

• BPI pain interference (2.1 vs. 0.6, p=0.0000),

• Sleep (2.0 vs. -0.03, p=0.0003),

• And self-efficacy for pain control (9.2 vs. -1.5, p=0.0001).

Functional mobility variables including timed get up and go (-.9 vs. -.3, p=0.0001), static balance (7.5 vs. -0.3, p=0.0001), and dynamic balance (1.6 vs. 0.3, p=0.0001) were significantly improved with Tai chi compared with education control.

No adverse events were noted.

Twelve weeks of Tai chi, practice twice weekly, provided worthwhile improvement in common FM symptoms including pain and physical function including mobility.

Tai chi appears to be a safe and an acceptable exercise modality that may be useful as adjunctive therapy in the management of FM patients.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier, NCT01311427.

Source:
Clinical Rheumatology, May 13, 2012. PMID:22581278, by Jones KD, Sherman CA, Mist SD, Carson JW, Bennett RM, Li F. Fibromyalgia Research Unit, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA. [Email:joneskim@ohsu.edu]



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 Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Breaking Through the Mental Fog Breaking Through the Mental Fog
Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health
Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health
The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol

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