Effect of Tai Chi on Patients with Lumbar Muscle Strain
May 15, 2015 -
A recent study by Henan Polytechnic
University in China observed the effect of Tai Chi exercise
on the patients with the chronic lumbar muscle strain under the intervention
treatment of auricular plaster.
Seventy-four middle-aged and elderly patients, suffering from the
chronic lumbar muscle strain, are randomly and equally divided into an
observation group and a control group, with 37 patients in each group. The
patients in the control group do Tai Chi exercise, while those in the
observation group are treated by the auricular plaster therapy in addition to Tai Chi exercise. Evaluate and compare the
disease conditions of the patients in the two groups before the treatment and
after 12 weeks' treatment.
After 12 weeks' treatment, the patients in the two groups have
been improved differently in comparison with those before the treatment.
However, the cure rate, the excellence rate and total effective rate of the
observation group are superior to those of the control group, thus their
difference shows statistical significance.
After 12 weeks, the
Tai Chi exercise shows an
obvious curative effect on the patients with lumbar muscle strain but the
curative effect is more remarkable if it is combined with auricular plaster
The study is published by International journal of clinical & experimental medicine.