CAM recommendations for treating fibromyalgia

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has issued the first guidelines for the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Here are their recommendations for nonpharmacological management of FMS.

  • Heated pool treatment, with or without exercise
  • Individually tailored exercise (aerobic exercise and strength training) programs
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Relaxation, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, psychological support

Not all recommendations are for all patients. Speak with your healthcare provider for the best mix of drug and non-drug treatments.

11/29/07 21:37 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.