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Does Tai Chi help treat diabetes?

Tai chi originated in China as a martial art and is touted today as a way to reduce stress, improve balance, and enhance flexibility. In people with diabetes, it can even lower blood glucose levels. According to a study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, patients who did an hour of tai chi twice a week in a class and 20 minutes three times a week at home reduced their blood glucose levels, improved their overall diabetes care, and had a better quality of life, including mental well-being. Tai chi is really good for both balance and flexibility at the same time. It also works on muscle strength and helps lower glucose because it lowers stress.

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