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

Trending News

The New Me

Eli Lilly Settles Cymbalta Withdrawal Lawsuits

Top Fibromyalgia Drug Tanks: Four Other Drugs On Way

A Genetic Panel for Fibromyalgia? The New Proove Genetic Test

Fibromyalgia Life Lessons - What You Need to Know.

Creating Intimacy Through Mindful Touch When You Live with Chronic Illness

Genes May Be Causing Neuroinflammation and Pain in Fibromyalgia

Pacing through the Perils of Fibromyalgia

3 Fibromyalgia Struggles I’m Glad I Had

The Psychosocial Disease – Has Fibromyalgia Been Captured by a Behavioral Paradigm?

Print Page
Email Article

Studies Find Biofeedback Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain

  [ 6 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • October 8, 2013

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

Efficacy of EMG- and EEG-Biofeedback in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis and a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.

By Julia Anna Glombiewski, Kathrin Bernardy, and Winfried Häuser.


Objectives: Biofeedback (BFB) is an established intervention in the rehabilitation of headache and other pain disorders. Little is known about this treatment option for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The aim of the present review is to integrate and critically evaluate the evidence regarding the efficacy of biofeedback for FMS.

Methods: We conducted a literature search using Pubmed, (National Institute of Health), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PsycINFO, SCOPUS, and manual searches. The effect size estimates were calculated using a random-effects model.

Results: The literature search produced 123 unique citations. One hundred sixteen records were excluded. The meta-analysis included seven studies (321 patients) on EEG-Biofeedback and EMG-Biofeedback.

  • In comparison to control groups, biofeedback (BFB) significantly reduced pain intensity with a large effect size (g = 0.79; 95% CI: 0.22-1.36).

  • Subgroup analyses revealed that only EMG-BFB and not EEG-BFB significantly reduced pain intensity in comparison to control groups (g = 0.86; 95% CI: 0.11-1.62).

  • BFB did not reduce sleep problems, depression, fatigue, or health-related quality of life in comparison to a control group.

Discussion: The interpretation of the results is limited because of a lack of studies on the long-term effects of EMG-BFB in FMS. Further research should focus on the long-term efficacy of BFB in fibromyalgia and on the identification of predictors of treatment response.

Source: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013. By Julia Anna Glombiewski, Kathrin Bernardy, and Winfried Häuser. Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Marburg, 35032 Marburg, Germany.

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ B-12 Extreme™ Guaifenesin FA™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
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
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth

Natural Remedies

Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10
Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45% Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%
Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker
Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin

ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map