Effectiveness of Tai Chi on fibromyalgia patients: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

  title={Effectiveness of Tai Chi on fibromyalgia patients: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Ching-An Cheng and Ya-Wen Chiu and Dean Wu and Yi-Chun Kuan and Shengping Chen and Ka-Wai Tam},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},

Virtual Reality-Based Therapy Reduces the Disabling Impact of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Women: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

VRBT is an effective therapy that reduces the impact of FMS, pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression and increases dynamic balance, aerobic capacity and quality of life in women with FMS.

Exercise therapy in fibromyalgia patients: comparison of a web-based intervention with usual care.

The use of a web-based daily exercise programme in FM patients significantly improves disease severity indices and this improvement started in the 16th week.

Determining the safety and effectiveness of Tai Chi: A critical overview of 210 systematic reviews of controlled clinical trials

Tai Chi has multisystem effects with physical, psychological, and quality of life benefits for a wide range of conditions, including individuals with multiple health problems, and Notwithstanding, for most conditions, higher quality primary studies and SRs are required.

The Effects of Tai Chi and Qigong on Immune Responses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Current evidence indicates that practising TQ has a physiologic impact on immune system functioning and inflammatory responses, and Rigorous studies are needed to guide clinical guidelines and harness the power of TQ to promote health and wellbeing.

Mind-Body Therapies From Traditional Chinese Medicine: Evidence Map

The mind-body therapies from traditional Chinese medicine have been applied in different areas and this Evidence Map provides a visualization of valuable information for patients, professionals, and policymakers, to promote evidence-based complementary therapies.

Fibromyalgia: an update on clinical characteristics, aetiopathogenesis and treatment

Different clinical aspects of fibromyalgia are outlined, including the burden, diagnosis and treatment of this condition, and various hypotheses of fibroitalgia etiopathogenesis are discussed.

Consideration of Fibromyalgia in the Assessment and Treatment of SLE

  • W. FungZ. Touma
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
  • 2021
The current understanding of FM as a disease is reviewed and how it can impact the assessment and treatment of patients with SLE and comorbid FM is highlighted.

Effects of Center-Based Delivery of Tai Chi and Qi Gong Group Classes on Self-Reported Symptoms in Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Patients and caregivers participating in TC or QG group classes were satisfied overall and experienced significant improvement in global distress and additional research is warranted to explore the integration of TC and QG in the delivery of supportive cancer care.

Systematic Review on Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain: Surveillance Report 1

This surveillance report is to identify new evidence published since the September 2021 report and to determine how the new evidence impacts findings of the 2020 report and Surveillance Report 1.



Efficacy of different types of aerobic exercise in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

An aerobic exercise programme for FMS patients should consist of land-based or water-based exercises with slight to moderate intensity two or three times per week for at least 4 weeks, and continuing exercise was associated with positive outcomes at follow-up.

A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia.

Tai chi may be a useful treatment for fibromyalgia and merits long-term study in larger study populations, as suggested by previous research.

Effect of tai chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial

Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than aerobic exercise, the current most commonly prescribed non-drug treatment, for a variety of outcomes for patients with fibromyalgia.

Effectiveness of Tai-Chi for decreasing acute pain in fibromyalgia patients.

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

Effects of Meditative Movements on Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Emphasizing the therapeutic effects of meditative movements for treating MDD is critical because it may provide a useful alternative to existing mainstream treatments (drug therapy and psychotherapy) for MDD.

Evidence Base of Clinical Studies on Tai Chi: A Bibliometric Analysis

There is a wide variation in Tai Chi intervention studied and the reporting ofTai Chi intervention needs to be improved, so further well-designed and reported studies are recommended to confirm the effects of Tai Chi for the frequently reported diseases/conditions.

EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia

These recommendations are underpinned by high-quality reviews and meta-analyses and propose research priorities clarifying who will benefit from specific interventions, their effect in combination and organisation of healthcare systems to optimise outcome.

Fibromyalgia Criteria and Severity Scales for Clinical and Epidemiological Studies: A Modification of the ACR Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia

A fibromyalgia survey questionnaire is developed using a modification of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia (ACR 2010) to allow their use in epidemiologic and clinical studies without the requirement for an examiner.