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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes

Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia.
Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia.

In brief: Yes

Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia.
Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: It depends

Unfortunately, complementary/alternative therapies are not effective in all patients.
There is a lot of variability in how these are practiced and efficacy varies depending on whom is performing them. Also, some patients respond while others do not. When properly performed, alt/comp therapies can improve symptoms about as well as traditional treatments. However, insurance won't pay for them.

In brief: It depends

Unfortunately, complementary/alternative therapies are not effective in all patients.
There is a lot of variability in how these are practiced and efficacy varies depending on whom is performing them. Also, some patients respond while others do not. When properly performed, alt/comp therapies can improve symptoms about as well as traditional treatments. However, insurance won't pay for them.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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