Complementary and alternative exercise for fibromyalgia: a meta-analysis
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Complementary and alternative exercise for fibromyalgia
Abstract: 

Complementary and alternative medicine includes a number of exercise modalities, such as tai chi, qigong, yoga, and a variety of lesser-known movement therapies. A meta-analysis of the current literature was conducted estimating the effect size of the different modalities, study quality and bias, and adverse events. The level of research has been moderately weak to date, but most studies report a medium-to-high effect size in pain reduction. Given the lack of adverse events, there is little risk in recommending these modalities as a critical component in a multimodal treatment plan, which is often required for fibromyalgia management.

Author(s): 
Mist, Scott David
Firestone, Kari A.
Jones, Kim Dupree
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pain Research
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Pain Res
Publication Date: 
2013
Publication Year: 
2013
Pages: 
247-260
Volume: 
6
ISSN: 
1178-7090
DOI: 
10.2147/JPR.S32297
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 23569397 PMCID: PMC3616139

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Scott David Mist, Kari A. Firestone and Kim Dupree Jones. 2013. "Complementary and alternative exercise for fibromyalgia: a meta-analysis." Journal of Pain Research 6: 247-260. 10.2147/JPR.S32297.

Wikipedia Citation

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