1 Superior Polytechnical School of Lugo, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2 University of Sport’ Science, Pontevedra, Spain
3 School of Health and Science, University of Leon, Spain
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.
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
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