Table 5: Analyses of diastolic blood pressure.

TrialsWMD [95% CI] value

Tai Chi versus routine care
24-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−3.70 <0.00001
24-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−5.07 <0.00001
Tai Chi versus routine care1−4.06 <0.00001
24-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−11.18 <0.00001
24/48/Yang-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−9.10 <0.00001
Yang-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−1.20 0.32
24-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−6.90 <0.00001
12-type Tai Chi versus routine care1−5.04 <0.00001
Tai Chi versus routine care1−7.20 <0.00001
Tai Chi versus routine care1−11.70 <0.00001
Meta-analysis 10−6.03 <0.00001
Tai Chi versus antihypertensive drugs
Tai Chi versus antihypertensive drugs (reserpine or compound rutin tablets)1−6.00 <0.00001
Meta-analysis 1−6.00 <0.00001
Tai Chi plus antihypertensive drugs versus antihypertensive drugs
Tai Chi plus cilazapril versus cilazapril1−7.07 <0.00001
Chen-type Tai Chi plus nifedipine versus nifedipine1−10.60 <0.00001
Meta-analysis 2−7.16 <0.00001