Effectiveness of tai chi for Parkinson's disease: a critical review.

@article{Lee2008EffectivenessOT,
  title={Effectiveness of tai chi for Parkinson's disease: a critical review.},
  author={Myeong Soo Lee and Paul Lam and Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Parkinsonism \& related disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={
          589-94
        }
}

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