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

Update on the Genetics of Fibromyalgia

A Fibromyalgia Recovery Story by Lynn Lennon

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

Potential Sleep-Related Treatment Targets for Fibromyalgia Identified

Neurogenic Neuroinflammation in Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

5 Health Strategies You Can Learn from Your Dog

Re-evaluating Your Habits

VIDEO: Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Stretches

Review of Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Fibromyalgia

 
Print Page
Email Article

Studies Find Biofeedback Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain

  [ 6 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • 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.

Abstract:

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, clinicaltrials.gov (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.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
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
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion

Natural Remedies

Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling – Putting Out the Fire
The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About
Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones

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