Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Recommendations for Fibromyalgia

The 2016 recommendations for fibromyalgia treatment are a step in the wrong direction.  We can do a lot better in the field of alternative medicine.  The first guideline is giving the patient non-drug information and begin an exercise program with or without physical therapy.  Then three subgroups are identified:  those with anxiety and depression are treated with psychological therapies, those primarily with pain are given medications, and those with severe disability are treated with a comprehensive rehab program.  Every day, patients come to us having failed with this expensive and inadequate approach.  We utilize such therapies as B12 injections, low-dose naltrexone, food allergy desensitization, trigger point injections, correcting yeast imbalance, biofeedback, acupuncture, herbal preparations, and intravenous vitamin C, with more effective and less expensive results.

 See Family Practice News, August, 2016, p. 9-10.


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