The Department of Rheumatology at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston is recruiting subjects with Fibromyalgia for a study of the benefits of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. Many of the movements in Tai Chi are originally derived from the martial arts, but the way they are performed in Tai Chi is slowly, softly and gracefully with smooth and even transitions between them. Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese discipline with both physical and mental components that appears to benefit a variety of chronic conditions.
The purpose of the study is to collect data to determine if the effects of Tai Chi on musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep quality, psychological distress, physical performance proves beneficial to Fibromyalgia patients.
The test subjects will have a 12-week program of Tai Chi and others will have a 12-week with a with a 12-week stretching and wellness-education program.
For more information, inclusion information and to sign up, click on the link below at ClinicalTrials.com: