Abstract: Review of the chinese medical approach to the management of fibromyalgia

Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2005 Oct;9(5):307-12.

Zheng L, Faber K.

The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 10525 SE Cherry Blossom Drive, Portland, OR 97216-2859, USA. lzheng@ocom.edu.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a long history of efficacy in treating chronic illness. TCM views fibromyalgia and related conditions as disorders in the movement of energy (Qi) and body fluids (including blood) in the body and gets excellent treatment results using acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, diet, and exercise to restore the proper flow of Qi and fluids. This article briefly introduces the TCM model of human physiology and TCM diagnostics and describes the TCM pathophysiology and treatment models for fibromyalgia.

PMID: 16157057 [PubMed – in process]

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