A systematic review with meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of meditative movement therapies (Qigong, Tai Chi and Yoga) in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) was carried out in over 300 people.

When compared to controls Movement Meditation reduced

  • sleep disturbances
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • limitations of Health related Quality of Life (HRQOL)

Pain was not reduced compared to controls at final treatment except in those doing yoga.

Drop out rate because of adverse events was 3.1%. No serious adverse events were reported. MMT are safe.

Comment: The practice of movement meditation with either Qigong, Tai Chi or Yoga is fundamental to the wellbeing of those with FMS. The benefits flow with regular practise.



Movement while being focused in the moment is a reminder that once you have the skill everything can be a meditation.