There are different types of psychological therapies that are available to treat fibromyalgia. Examples include:
Other therapies that may help to alleviate fibromyalgia pain and symptoms include:
See alternative and complementary therapies for more information about acupuncture and fibromyalgia.
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Fibromyalgia. American College of Rheumatology website. Available at: http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Fibromyalgia. Updated May 2015. Accessed September 14, 2016.
Fibromyalgia. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116339/Fibromyalgia. Updated September 18, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016.
Fibromyalgia. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Fibromyalgia/default.asp. Updated July 2014. Accessed September 14, 2016.
Treatment. Fibromyalgia Network website. Available at: http://fmnetnews.iraherman.com/fibro-basics/treatment. Accessed September 14, 2016.
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2/9/2012 DynaMed Plus Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116339/Fibromyalgia: Castro-Sánchez AM, Matarán-Peñarrocha GA, Arroyo-Morales M, et al. Effects of myofascial release techniques on pain, physical function, and postural stability in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2011;25(9):800-813.
Last reviewed September 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
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