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Study: Mind-Body Treatment May Aid Recovery from Fibromyalgia

August 10th 2009

Medical care focused on mind-body therapies could help patients recover from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome.
Alfi Fernandez

Medical care focused on mind-body therapies could help patients recover from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome, according to a new study published by Spanish researchers.

Although there are several medications on the market to treat fibromyalgia, the researchers note, there is no definitive treatment protocol for the syndrome characterized by severe and widespread pain.

The researchers suggest a combination of mind and body treatments could result in long-lasting changes that help patients fully recover from fibromyalgia.

"Various pharmacological treatments, as well as alternative mind-body therapies, have been directed towards reducing fatigue and pain, but these treatments have only resulted in a partial relief of symptoms with no long-term or permanent effects,” wrote J. Cuadros and colleagues, according to Biotech Law Weekly.