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Can tai chi help relieve knee joint pain? – Channel NewsAsia

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(Reuters Health) – Tai chi may work as well as traditional physical therapy for easing pain in people with knee osteoarthritis, a small study suggests. To see if tai chi – a Chinese meditation practice that combines deep breathing and slow, fluid movements – might be a good alternative to physical therapy, researchers randomly assigned about 200 people with knee osteoarthritis to try one of these options for three months. Both groups experienced similar reductions in pain at the end of the three months, and after a year, the study found.

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