Fibromyalgia is perhaps one of the hardest medical puzzles facing us today. Progress is slow, and every answer raises more questions, both with research, and even when treating individual patients.
Mind-body techniques succeed where other medical treatments have yet to, because they are versatile and personalized. Many of my fibromyalgia patients seem to have different symptoms week to week.
No problem. Mind-Body medicine is flexible enough to handle that.
My mind-body prescriptions focus on releasing the skeleton and nervous system from a prison of stiff and static soft-tissue. Gentle movements, deep breathing, tapping techniques, and improvements in overall fitness are at the center of my treatments.
Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia.
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