I’ve never been a terribly big fan of the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
That’s not saying that the constellation of symptoms don’t exist, but rather that they all have their respective names (gut dysfunction, HPA axis dysfunction, loss of health locus of control, etc..) and should be addressed. By lumping them all into one diagnosis and trying to find a single approach that is going to fix “fibromyalgia” is typical mainstream medical thinking.
All the aspects of FM need to be addressed for the best outcomes. I remember one particular FM patient that, after 15 yrs, was completely recovered after 2 weeks of digestive enzymes (“results not typical”).
Obviously, moving our bodies can have an anti-inflammatory effect, so the results of this particular study looking at Tai-chi for FM are consistent with what we know. The bottom line is that every FM patient should take this advice to heart and begin moving more.