A Brain Imaging Study of Tai Chi on Fibromyalgia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01857219|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Fibromyalgia||Behavioral: Tai chi||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||A Brain Imaging Study of Tai Chi on Fibromyalgia|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2015|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2020|
Experimental: Role of Tai Chi in Fibromyalgia
Each Tai Chi session will last 60 minutes and will continue twice a week for 12 weeks. Our instructors, who have extensive experience conducting Tai Chi training programs, will follow the standardized Tai Chi protocol. We will also provide the participants with printed materials on FM and the Tai Chi Mind-Body program, including Tai Chi principles, practicing techniques, and safety precautions for participants with FM.
In the first session, the Tai Chi instructors will explain exercise theory and procedures of Tai Chi. For the remaining sessions, the subjects will practice Tai Chi under the instruction of one of the Tai Chi instructors. Every session will include the following components: (1) warm-up and self-massage and a review of Tai Chi principles; (2) Tai Chi movement; (3) breathing techniques; (4) relaxation. Each component of the program derives from classical Yang style Tai Chi 108 posture.30
Behavioral: Tai chi
- Arterial spin labeling (ASL) before and after Tai Chi intervention. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]A method to assess cerebral blood flow change (at rest) through functional magnetic in resonance imaging in response to Tai Chi intervention.
- Resting-state BOLD fMRI before and after Tai Chi intervention. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]A method to measure spontaneous brain activity fluctuations through functional magnetic resonance imaging in response to Tai Chi intervention.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01857219
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States, 02129|
|Principal Investigator:||Jian Kong, MD, MPH||Massachusetts General Hospital|