The Fibromyalgia Handbook: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia

The Fibromyalgia Handbook: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia

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by Harris H. McIlwain
     
 
Breakthrough traditional and alternative treatments that will change the way you feel.

More than 10 million Americans, mostly women, suffer the debilitating symptoms of fibromyalgia. Since this book was first published in l996, awareness of fibromyalgia has increased dramatically, as has the need for reliable, up-to-date information on the many breakthrough

Overview

Breakthrough traditional and alternative treatments that will change the way you feel.

More than 10 million Americans, mostly women, suffer the debilitating symptoms of fibromyalgia. Since this book was first published in l996, awareness of fibromyalgia has increased dramatically, as has the need for reliable, up-to-date information on the many breakthrough medications and treatments. In this revised edition, Dr. McIlwain includes a full discussion of the much touted guaifenesin and other new and experimental medications, explaining what is hype and what is hope. He also gives the latest unconventional alternative therapies such as Aryuveda and Bodywork that are safe to supplement his own treatment plan, as well as expanding sections of complementary treatments such as chiropractic, herbal therapy, and homeopathy that work to relieve symptoms. With Dr. McIlwain's seven-step program, sufferers will learn how to manage this disease and even reverse its progression in most cases.

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Fibromyalgia affects more than ten million Americans, largely women, ages 40 or older, and causes severe muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression. It rates as the most common arthritis-related disease, next to osteoarthritis, and as a commonly misdiagnosed syndrome. To help in controlling this difficult health problem, arthritis specialist McIlwain outlines a multistep program of medical treatment (moist heat, medication, ultrasound, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS), exercise and fitness, stress relief, complementary approaches (chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback, and homeopathic treatment), nutrition and diet, and support groups. A useful appendix of exercises, a list of references and supporting research, and some frequently asked questions will assist in the patient's treatment. Recommended, especially when read in tandem with Devin Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland's more comprehensive Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual (LJ 9/15/96).-Janet Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805046724
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Harris H. McIlwain, M.D., is board-certified in rheumatology and geriatric medicine, specializing in pain-related diseases. He practices medicine in Florida with the Tampa Medical Group and has written thirteen books on health.

Debra Fulghum Bruce is a writer specializing in health and relationships and is the author or co-author of forty books. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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