Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Hunter House, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
Mainstream medicine, however useful in other areas of healing, has failed to effectively treat the complexities of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. This useful book focuses on alternative therapies for these prevalent diseases. Patients from around the world describe their experiences and coping strategies, while dozens of experts in fields ranging from naturopathy, ayurveda, and reflexology, to guided imagery, hypnosis, and guaifenesin therapy, share their knowledge. With 70 percent new material, this guide offers both insight and inspiration for those dealing with these challenging conditions.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Beginnings
1
Chapter 2 Understanding Fibromyalgia
10
Chapter 3 Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
26
Chapter 4 Conditions That May Accompany FM and CFS
44
Chapter 5 Healing Begins with You
67
Chapter 6 Family and Friends
78
Chapter 7 Conventional Therapies
88
Chapter 8 Chiropractic Osteopathy and Bodywork
111
Chapter 15 Work and Legal Considerations
230
Chapter 16 The Future of FM and CFS
249
Chapter 17 Tips from People with FMCFS
258
Epilogue
267
Appendix A
268
Appendix B
275
Bibliography
276
Resources and Recommended Reading
279

Chapter 9 Exercise
126
Chapter 10 Eastern Medicine and Healing Arts
134
Chapter 11 Energetic Healing
154
Chapter 12 Nutrition Naturopathy Homeopathy and Aromatherapy
169
Chapter 13 Mind Emotions and Spirit
188
Chapter 14 The Guaifenesin Portocol Mirapex Medical Marijuana and Magnet Therapy
213
Index
295
More Hunter House Books
305
Order Form
306
Back Cover
307
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