Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

kneesMany arthritis patients will try both anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy often without much success. However, researchers have found that Tai Chi, a martial art from the East can be of benefit overweight people who are more likely develop osteoarthritis.

The effectiveness and durability of Tai Chi extend to the obese older adults with knee osteoarthritis. It is a good discovery owing to the fact that these people have limited options in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Tai chi is a traditional Chinese mind-body practice that combines slow graceful with deep breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Tai chi was also found to produce significant improvements in depression in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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