Table 4: Analyses of systolic blood pressure.

TrialsWMD [95% CI] value

Tai Chi versus routine care
24-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−10.50 <0.00001
24-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−12.36 <0.00001
Tai Chi versus routine care1−8.48 <0.00001
24-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−24.42 <0.00001
24/48/Yang-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−18.30 <0.00001
Yang-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−4.34 <0.00001
24-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−18.20 <0.00001
12-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−15.92 <0.00001
Tai Chi versus routine care1−12.97 <0.00001
Tai Chi versus routine care1−17.60 <0.00001
Meta-analysis 10−12.43 <0.00001
Tai Chi versus antihypertensive drugs
Tai Chi versus antihypertensive drugs (reserpine or compound rutin tablets)1−14.30 <0.00001
Meta-analysis 1−14.30 <0.00001
Tai Chi plus antihypertensive drugs versus antihypertensive drugs
Tai Chi plus cilazapril versus cilazapril1−7.60 <0.00001
Chen-type Tai Chi plus nifedipine versus nifedipine1−24.00 <0.00001
Meta-analysis 2−9.34 <0.00001