Tai chi is an exercise of slow, gentle, fluid meditative movements. A small study out of Korea showed that people with rheumatoid arthritis who took up tai chi had less pain, tenderness and swelling in their joints. They also improved their balance and felt more confident about their ability to control pain.
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Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.