Medical News Today: How to relieve fibromyalgia pain

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain. The pain caused by fibromyalgia may be treated with specific pain relief drugs, or with natural methods, such as acupuncture and exercise. In this article, learn about scientifically proven methods to improve fibromyalgia pain symptoms.
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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
"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
The nation's crisis in pain treatment and need to reduce opioid dependence has lifted a powerful chorus of voices to change insurance practices. The American Medical Association is among the organizations urging payers to cover non-pharmacological approaches. Many specifically extend this call to integrative treatments. The statements were discovered by representatives of the Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF) and the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) among comments submitted to the USA Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC had a public comment period prior to its March 2016 issuance of its Guidelines ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
I’ve been critical of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), which was until relatively recently known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) ever since I first discovered that it existed, lo, these many years ago. When I first discovered NCCIH, what struck me is how much pseudoscience it…
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Politics #talkpain acupuncture chronic pain fibromyalgia low back pain National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health NCCAM NCC Source Type: blogs
This article examines the clinical trial evidence for the efficacy and safety of several specific approaches —acupuncture, manipulation, massage therapy, relaxation techniques including meditation, selected natural product supplements (chondroitin, glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane, S-adenosylmethionine), tai chi, and yoga—as used to manage chronic pain and related disability associated with back pain , fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neck pain, and severe headaches or migraines.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Symposium on pain medicine Source Type: research
With medications that carry significant risks, such as opioids, appropriate prescribing practices are critical to patient safety. One physician in Boston lives by a mantra that puts patients first: Judge the treatment, not the patient. We need to start re-conceptualizing chronic pain as a chronic disease, said Daniel P. Alford, MD, associate professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program. “Acute pain is a symptom, and it’s life-sustaining—and you need to feel acute pain in order to survive,&r...
Source: AMA Wire - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Source Type: news
Estimates put figure at 28 million, but proportion likely to rise as population agesRelated items from OnMedicaNo role for paracetamol in treating pain in osteoarthritisLong-acting opioids linked to raised mortalityThe pain of fibromyalgiaExercise better for back pain than acupuncture say expertsTailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity of fibromyalgia
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Authors: Abstract Individually tailored acupuncture significantly lessens pain intensity in people with the chronic condition fibromyalgia, latest study results suggest. PMID: 26959439 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Nursing Standard - Category: Nursing Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research
Abstract This review article presents and summarizes up-to-date literature on the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, pathophysiological mechanisms, and treatment options for fibromyalgia patients. First, the most recent diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, as put forth by the American College of Rheumatology will be summarized. Clinical features, including chronic widespread pain, hyperalgesia, mood disorders, anxiety, and disturbed sleep patterns will be explored in-depth. The pathogenesis and pathophysiology of fibromyalgia involves alterations in multiple ascending and descending central nervous system pathw...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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