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A randomized controlled trial of Tai Chi for tension headaches

Abbott, RB, Hui, KK, Hays, RD, Li, MD and Pan, T (2007) A randomized controlled trial of Tai Chi for tension headaches Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 4 (1). pp. 107-113.

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This study examined whether a traditional low-impact mind-body exercise, Tai Chi, affects health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) and headache impact in an adult population suffering from tension-type headaches. Forty-seven participants were randomly assigned to either a 15 week intervention program of Tai Chi instruction or a wait-list control group. HRQOL (SF-36v2) and headache status (HIT-6™) were obtained at baseline and at 5, 10 and 15 weeks post-baseline during the intervention period. Statistically significant (P < 0.05) improvements in favor of the intervention were present for the HIT score and the SF-36 pain, energy/fatigue, social functioning, emotional well-being and mental health summary scores. A 15 week intervention of Tai Chi practice was effective in reducing headache impact and also effective in improving perceptions of some aspects of physical and mental health. © 2006 The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Law
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
Hui, KK
Hays, RD
Li, MD
Pan, T
Date : 2007
DOI : 10.1093/ecam/nel050
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2007 Ryan B. Abbott et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Complementary and alternative medicine, Health-related quality-of-life, Integrative medicine, Tai Chi, Tension-type headache, Traditional Chinese medicine, adult, alternative medicine, article, clinical article, clinical trial, controlled clinical trial, controlled study, energy, fatigue, female, human, male, mental health, pain, priority journal, quality of life, randomization, randomized controlled trial, scoring system, Short Form 36, social status, statistical significance, Tai Chi, tension headache, therapy effect, treatment duration, wellbeing
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Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:37
Last Modified : 04 Dec 2019 16:09

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