Activate Now
 
ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

How to Cope When Others Don't Understand Your Illness

Melatonin Helps Fibromyalgia Pain: A Double-Blind Study

Super Bowl Champ Dominique Easley Tackles Fibromyalgia for His Sister

Update on the Genetics of Fibromyalgia

Potential Sleep-Related Treatment Targets for Fibromyalgia Identified

Neurogenic Neuroinflammation in Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Epigenetics, Fibromyalgia and You!

Getting a Great Night Sleep with Fibromyalgia - Even When You've Tried EVERYTHING!

SURVEY: Have You Been Misdiagnosed?

 
Print Page
Email Article

Lifestyle-Oriented Treatments for Fibromyalgia

  [ 3 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • December 12, 2012


[Note: You may read the full text of this article free HERE .]

Article:

Lifestyle-oriented non-pharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia: A clinical overview and applications with home-based technologies
– Source: Journal of Pain Research, October 25, 2012

By Fred Freidberg, David A. Williams, William Collinge

Abstract:

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a persistent and disabling widespread pain condition often accompanied by chronic fatigue, cognitive problems, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, and headache.

To date, the most thoroughly studied non-pharmacological approaches to managing FM are those with a focus on changing patient activities and beliefs that affect the illness. These interventions are intended to facilitate enduring improvement in pain and functional status.

Lifestyle-oriented treatments include

  • patient education,

  • aerobic or other physical exercise,

  • and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

These interventions in FM can be delivered in medical or behavioral health care settings by trained professionals, through patient-oriented treatment manuals, or via remote-access technologies. Non-pharmacological treatments, in particular exercise and CBT, have yielded effect sizes and cost–benefit ratios comparable to medications.

This paper describes lifestyle-oriented non-pharmacological treatments for FM and highlights selected literature reviews of these interventions. In addition, behavioral and practical issues are addressed that may affect these non-pharmacological treatments, including patient expectations, participant burden, and treatment availability.

Recommendations are made to facilitate these interventions and potentially improve outcomes. In particular, the increasing availability of convenient home-based mobile technologies to deliver these non-pharmacological treatments is described.

Source: Journal of Pain Research, October 25, 2012. By Fred Freidberg, David A. Williams, William Collinge. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York.



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

Hmm
Posted by: IanH
Dec 12, 2012
Its hard to accept this stuff. Vague descriptions of therapy and outcomes we do not need anymore.
Reply Reply
 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches – All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories and Guilt Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches – All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories and Guilt
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing