ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|

Trending News

The Muscle-Brain Connection in ME/CFS Revealed

The Neurobiology of ME/CFS

Interview: Jennifer Brea Talks About Obstacles, Adjustments, and Inspiration

Adrenal Burnout? Naturally Boost Your Energy & Manage Stress

DNA Methylation Modifications Associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Smartphone app and specialised clinic for chronic fatigue patients

Curcumin Made 65X More Bioavailable - Modern Take on a "Golden" Spice Busts Brain Fog, Joint & Body ...

VIDEO: Dr. Newton Talks About Biomarkers and the Future of ME/CFS Treatment

Stress management skills, cortisol awakening response, and post-exertional malaise in Chronic Fatigu...

Validating a measure of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome symptomatology

 
Print Page
Email Article

Vibration Massage by Deep Oscillations for Fibromyalgia

  [ 2 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • December 5, 2013


Editor's Comment: German researchers assessed the safety and effectiveness of treatment with vibration massage using a deep oscillation device for fibromyalgia.  The technique is currently used by physiotherapists but also promoted for home-based self-application to stimulate the absorption of edema and reduce pain, as well as for its anti-inflammatory and antifibrous effects.  However, it's safety and effectiveness for fibromyalgia had not been previously studied. 

Sixty-three FM patients completed the trial.  They received 45-minute treatments twice a week over a five-week period.  Forty-one of the patients reported a total of 63 mild and short-lasting adverse events – mostly a worsening of prevalent FM symptoms.  However, overall symptoms and quality of life were significantly improved at both the control and follow-up visits.  The researchers concluded that vibration massage by deep oscillations is safe and and might provide sustained improvement in FM symptoms and quality of life.


Note: You can read the full text of this study HERE.

Safety and effectiveness of vibration massage by deep oscillations: a prospective observational study.

By Karin Kraft, et al.

Abstract:

The objective of this study is to assess the safety of treatment with vibration massage using a deep oscillation device and the effects on symptom severity and quality of life in patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Outpatients with FMS performed an observational prospective study with visits 2-4 weeks after the last treatment (control) and after further 2 months (follow-up). Patients were treated with 10 sessions of 45 min deep oscillation massage, 2/week. Primary outcome parameters were safety and tolerability (5-level Likert scale (1 = very good)) (after each treatment session and at control visit). Secondary outcome parameters were symptom severity (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), pain) and quality of life (SF-36). Seventy patients (97.1% females) were included.

At control visit, 41 patients (58.6%) reported 63 mild and short-lasting adverse events, mainly worsening of prevalent symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Tolerability was rated as 1.8 (95% confidence interval: 1.53; 2.07). Symptoms and quality of life were significantly improved at both control and follow-up visits (at least P < 0.01).

In conclusion, deep oscillation massage is safe and well tolerated in patients with FMS and might improve symptoms and quality of life rather sustained.

Source:
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 3, 2013. By Karin Kraft, Susanne Kanter and Hubert Janik. Chair of Complementary Medicine, Center of Internal Medicine, Rostock University Medicine, Ernst-Heydemann-Straße 6, 18057 Rostock, 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 Your Next Order

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing
Live Longer: Groundbreaking Research on Omega-3s Live Longer: Groundbreaking Research on Omega-3s
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
Red: The Color of Energy, Health, and B-12 Red: The Color of Energy, Health, and B-12

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing