Systematic reviews of t'ai chi: an overview

@article{Lee2011SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic reviews of t'ai chi: an overview},
  author={Myeong Soo Lee and Edzard Ernst},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={713 - 718}
}
Several systematic reviews (SRs) have assessed the effectiveness of t'ai chi for many conditions including hypertension, osteoarthritis and fall prevention; however, their conclusions have been contradictory. The aim of this overview was to critically evaluate the SRs of t'ai chi for any improvement of medical conditions or clinical symptoms. English, Chinese and Korean electronic databases were searched for relevant articles, and data were extracted according to predefined criteria; 35 SRs met… 
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