Potential Benefits of Non-Pharmacological Therapies in Fibromyalgia
Sueiro Blanco F.1, Estévez Schwarz I.1, Ayán C.*, 2, Cancela JM.2, Martín V.3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 1
Last Page: 6
Publisher ID: TORJ-2-1
Article History:Received Date: 8/11/2007
Revision Received Date: 6/12/2007
Acceptance Date: 14/1/2008
Electronic publication date: 24/1/2008
Collection year: 2008
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/), which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is an incurable common syndrome of non-articular origin, and with no effective treatment by now. A great deal of research has sought to assess the efficacy of different therapies, especially non-pharmacological and low-cost ones, in the reduction of the intensity of symptoms. Despite the availability of a wide range of alternative therapies nowadays, there is little scientific evidence of the potential benefits of most of them, with results being contradictories. The purpose of this paper is to review some of the less well known alternative therapies in FM treatment, to describe the more relevant clinical studies published in this matter, and to analyze the potential effects of the main alternative therapies, in order to verify their efficacy.