In Fibromyalgia Syndrome – a practitioner’s guide to treatment Leon Chaitow and his contributors provide a comprehensive overview of this epidemiologically significant condition and describe the most effective multidisciplinary approaches to treatment.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) was recognised as a syndrome by the WHO in 1990. Sufferers from this complex syndrome may experience a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from headaches and fatigue to widespread muscular pain or irritable bowel syndrome. FMS is the second commonest condition encountered in clinics for the treatment of chronic pain.
Because of its many presenting symptoms, different clinicians and therapists become involved in the treatment and management of FMS patients. Fibromyalgia Syndrome – a practitioner’s guide to treatment aims to help clinicians and therapists involved in the treatment and management of FMS to better understand the syndrome, and to plan appropriate treatment and management.
• Assists the practitioner to identify and understand the aetiology of FMS
• Provides a guide to all aspects of FMS management
• Presents a multidisciplinary view of FMS associated problems, and the different approaches to management
• Outlines clearly those therapeutic methods which produce sustained beneficial outcomes
• Written by a well-known osteopath with contribution from numerous experts from other health-care professions
• References the latest research findings and relates them to clinical practice
• Contains information on current conventional and complementary approaches to treatment, including manual therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, dry needling, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, microcurrent, thyroid replacement methods, therapeutic touch.
• Clinically important new and expanded chapters on Differential diagnosis: myofascial pain syndrome, Therapeutic Touch, Hydrotherapy and Microcurrent therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia
• Includes a DVD containing video clips to explain management of FMS, as well as providing a complete electronic copy of the printed text.
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About the Author
Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial
Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.
Table of Contents
1 The history and definition of fibromyalgia Leon Chaitow 1
2 Fibromyalgia's symptom patterns: causes or effects Leon Chaitow 25
3 Conditions associated with fibromyalgia Leon Chaitow 47
4 The causes of fibromyalgia: various hypotheses explored Leon Chaitow 113
5 Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia compared Leon Chaitow 135
6 Acupuncture treatment of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain Peter Baldry 145
7 Interdisciplinary pain management in fibromyalgia Paul J. Watson 161
8 Differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia Jan Dommerholt Tamer S. Issa 179
9 Microcurrent therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia Carolyn McMakin 215
10 The metabolic rehabilitation of fibromyalgia patients John C. Lowe 247
11 Fibromyalgia and the endocannabinoid system John M. McPartland 263
12 Therapeutic Touch in the treatment of fibromyalgia Pat Winstead-Fry Rebecca Good 279
13 Naturopathic hydrotherapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia Eric Blake 289
14 Integration: what seems to be helping? Leon Chaitow 303
15 Fibromyalgia: treating associated conditions Leon Chaitow 329
16 Physical modalities and fibromyalgia Leon Chaitow 363
17 Respiratory function assessment and responses Leon Chaitow 401
18 Strain/counterstrain self-treatment for some FMS tender points Leon Chaitow 407
Appendix: Keeping a record 411