Most people suffering from fibromyalgia use a variety of complementary or alternative medicine treatments to manage their symptoms.

Prof. Ernst has updated his review of the CAM options from a year ago.

First, the details.

  • 5 systematic reviews were included and evaluated homoeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and massage.

And, the results.

  • The reviews found some evidence of beneficial effects arising from…
    • Acupuncture
    • Homoeopathy
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Massage
  • There was no evidence for therapeutic effects from chiropractic.

The bottom line?

A summary of the Ernst review from last year is here.

In addition, positive results with yoga are summarized here. And the benefits of tai chi are here.

5/30/11 22:32 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, a complementary and alternative medicine website.