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6 Things To Know About Mind and Body Practices for Fibromyalgia

6 things to know about mind and body practices for fibromyalgia, including tai chi, qi gong, yoga, massage, acupuncture, and balneotherapy. For patients to share with their health care providers.
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Reduced nociceptive ASIC3, Nav1.7 and Nav1.8 proteins are involved in the preventive effects of EA against FM, and this series of molecules may represent targets for FM treatment. PMID: 29343477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
To the Editor The Original Investigation by Zhao et al in a recent issue ofJAMA Internal Medicine is mindful of a lesson learned 4 decades ago addressing what superficially appears to be a different disorder. At that time, there were no insights as to effective treatment of fibromyalgia. The physical therapist from our rheumatology treatment team had just returned from a lecture by Janet Travell, MD, on myofascial pain syndrome, noting an overlap of many symptoms with fibromyalgia, and the physical therapist from our team asked if he might apply the treatment, an electrical acupuncture technique. Because I knew of no effec...
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
The aim of this research was to evaluate integrative approaches for fibromyalgia In PM&R as an alternative or a complementary approach to SOC (Standard of care); PM&R and integrative medicine approaches like acupuncture or laser therapy share similar goals and methods. These approaches not only focus on the disease itself but on the patient. Therefore, the patient ’s quality of life, physical, psychological, social and behavioral factors are also be taken into account; This integrated approach allows a holistic interpretation of the clinical picture of the patient, when it concerns multi-factorial and complex patholo...
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These findings confirm the analgesic properties of acupuncture as a complementary treatment in FM, and indicate that NPY could play a role in pain modulation. PMID: 28598785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsOverall, five reviews scored 6 or above using the AMSTAR scale and the inter-rater agreement was good (83.6%), whereas seven reviews achieved a low risk of bias rating using ROBIS and the inter-rater agreement was fair (60.0%). No firm conclusions were drawn for efficacy of either spinal manipulation or homoeopathy for FM. There is limited evidence for topicalCapsicum, but further research is required. There is some evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture for FM, but further high-quality trials are needed to investigate its benefits, harms and mechanisms of action, compared with no or standard treat...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Meditative movement therapies (e.g. qi gong, tai chi and yoga) are strongly recommended. Acupuncture and weight reduction in cases of obesity can be considered. PMID: 28493227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Schmerz - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research
We examined the contributions of NMDAR signalling to FM pain and EA responses in a mouse model. METHODS: A model of FM was established by acid saline injection in 32 mice and subgroups (n=8 each) were treated with EA (2 Hz, 15 min daily for 4 days) or minimal acupuncture (MA). Expression of NMDAR subunits, calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), cyclic AMP response element binding protein (pCREB) and their corresponding phospho-activated forms were measured by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: Acid saline injection induced significant mechanical hyperalgesia (paw withdrawal thresh...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to understand whether acupuncture can decrease the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients with fibromyalgia.
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
"Here's to a happy and healthy New Year!" Before my diagnosis, I remember thinking how empty those words sounded to me. Of course I was going to have a healthy year- I'm young, I'm in good shape, I don't have any serious vices, my diet is decent and I even make it to the gym every now and then. Thanks for the sentiment but I'm holding out for a ridiculously magical year, my health is just fine. Nine years later, as a Chronic Pain patient, this polite gesture takes on a whole new meaning. I know it's said with with good intent but my well-wishers have no idea just how much work it takes to have a healthy day, le...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this manuscript is to determine and to compare the efficacy of real acupuncture with sham acupuncture on fibromyalgia (FM) treatment. METHODS: 50 women with FM were randomized into 2 groups to receive either true acupuncture or sham acupuncture. Subjects were evaluated with VAS (at night, at rest, during activity), SF-36, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Beck Depression scale (BDI), Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) at baseline, 1 month and 2 months after the 1st session. Patients in both groups received 3 sessions in the 1st week, 2 sessions/week during 2 weeks and 1 session...
Source: Acta Reumatologica Portuguesa - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Acta Reumatol Port Source Type: research
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