Tai Chi Shown to Ease Back Pain

After 10 weeks, the tai chi group reported that, on a 10-point scale, their pain was reduced by 1 point and they found the pain 1.3 points less bothersome. By comparison, the control group experienced an increase in both pain and how bothersome the pain was. The tai chi group also reported greater improvements in their disability levels than the control group.

“In percentage terms, [participants reported] 23 percent [improvement] for pain and 32 percent for disability in the tai chi group,” says Maher more…