Prescribing tai chi for fibromyalgia--are we there yet?

  title={Prescribing tai chi for fibromyalgia--are we there yet?},
  author={Gloria Y. Yeh and Ted J. Kaptchuk and Robert H. Shmerling},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={363 8},
Fibromyalgia is a common and poorly understood pain disorder that aff licts an estimated 200 million or more people worldwide.1 The lack of objective abnormalities detected on physical examination and standard blood and imaging tests has led many physicians to question the existence of this disorder.2 However, for those experiencing the pain and other associated symptoms (including fatigue, stiffness, and nonrestorative sleep), there is little doubt that the condition is real — and so is the… CONTINUE READING