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Tai Chi Found to Be as Effective as Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

(American College of Rheumatology) Both Tai Chi and physical therapy positively impact pain, function and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis -- making Tai Chi a viable treatment alternative for people suffering with the degenerative disease, according to research…
Based on [the] findings, Dr. [Chenchen] Wang believes Tai Chi should be considered a beneficial therapeutic option to treat knee OA. "Patients and their physicians should discuss Tai Chi as a therapy option, but it is important that patients work with a seasoned instructor with five to 10 years of experience working with people who have OA to ensure they are receiving proper instruction," says Dr. Wang.
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