Cupping therapy: Can it relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Cupping is one of many alternative therapies used to help relieve fibromyalgia pain.
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CONCLUSIONS: Compared to control, moderate-quality evidence indicates that mixed exercise probably improves HRQL, physical function, and fatigue, but this improvement may be small and clinically unimportant for some participants; physical function shows improvement in all participants. Withdrawal was similar across groups. Low-quality evidence suggests that mixed exercise may slightly improve stiffness. Very low-quality evidence indicates that we are 'uncertain' whether the long-term effects of mixed exercise are maintained for all outcomes; all-cause withdrawals and adverse events were not measured. Compared to other exer...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that performing a non-supervised breathing exercise program could be as safe and effective as the supervised regimen. However, it was observed that there could be a tendency of supervised exercise regimen to show additional benefits in terms of pain. PMID: 31003653 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
This study had a large sample size and obtained positive findings in both patients’ subjective ratings and in inflammatory marker levels. It demonstrates the benefits of adding Tai Chi to an antidepressant regimen but does not examine the specific effect of Tai Chi on depression.Field et al. (16) investigated the effects of combined Tai Chi/yoga in 92 prenatally depressed pregnant women. They found that women practicing Tai Chi/yoga (20 min per week for 12 weeks) had lower depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance scores compared to a waitlist control group (Table 1). This study had a large sample size and provided ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
In conclusion, both TENS and acupuncture applications seem to be beneficial in FMS patients. PMID: 30949223 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewFibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain syndrome that can have debilitating consequences for affected patients. When compared to the general population, patients with fibromyalgia experience lowered mechanical and thermal pain thresholds, altered temporal summation of painful stimuli, and higher than normal pain ratings for known noxious stimuli.Recent FindingsThere is no definitive cure for fibromyalgia and treatment primarily focuses on both symptom management and improving patient quality of life. This treatment strategy involves a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach consisting of lifestyle ...
Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOral appliances were as likely to be reported by FM comorbid as FM − women. Oral appliances did not outperform self-management treatments on self-reported improvement of facial pain.Clinical relevanceResults support the use of self-management as first-line treatment for mTMD and potential utility of inquiring about widespread pain for treatment planning.
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Conclusion: Dance-based intervention programs can be an effective intervention for people suffering from fibromyalgia, leading to a significant reduction of the level of pain with an effect size that can be considered as large. However, findings and conclusions from this meta-analysis must be taken with caution due to the small number of articles and the large heterogeneity. PMID: 30364046 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Integrative Medicine Research, Volume 7, Issue 2Author(s): Tobias Romeyke, Elisabeth Noehammer, Harald StummerAbstractPatients with fibromyalgia (FM) have often tried many outpatient treatments, and breakthrough pain frequently stops them from performing everyday tasks and participating in society. FM-pain that has become chronic, therefore, affects quality of life. This case study describes the administration of interdisciplinary inpatient pain therapy due to a primary diagnosis of fibromyalgia with integrated complementary medicine. The female patient, who had several concomitant disord...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
iz ME, Luque Suárez A, Matarán Peñarrocha GA Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness of dry needling versus myofascial release on myofascial trigger points pain in cervical muscles, quality of life, impact of symptoms pain, quality of sleep, anxiety, depression, and fatigue in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. METHOD: A single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted. Sixty-four subjects with fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to a dry needling group or a myofascial release group. Pain pressure thresholds of myofascial trigger points were evaluated in the cervical muscle...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2018 Source:Integrative Medicine Research Author(s): Tobias Romeyke, Elisabeth Noehammer, Harald Stummer Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) have often tried many outpatient treatments, and breakthrough pain frequently stops them from performing everyday tasks and participating in society. FM-pain that has become chronic, therefore, affects quality of life. This case study describes the administration of interdisciplinary inpatient pain therapy due to a primary diagnosis of fibromyalgia with integrated complementary medicine. The female patient, who had several concomitant disord...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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