Fibromyalgia For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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Treating fibromyalgia with mainstream medicine is often effective, but sometimes alternative therapies can also ease your symptoms. Many people rely on alternative remedies, and this is especially true for fibromyalgia patients. If you’re considering an alternative therapy for your fibromyalgia symptoms, some people find these remedies work very well:

  • Sedating remedies (such as valerian and chamomile) may improve the chronic insomnia that many fibromyalgia sufferers experience.

  • Acupuncture often provides temporary relief from the muscle pain of fibromyalgia.

  • Homeopathic remedies may offer relief from pain and fatigue.

  • Some patients get relief from fibromyalgia pain with Botox injections.

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Roland Staud, MD, an experienced rheumatologist, is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Rheumatology. Christine Adamec has been a freelance medical writer for over 20 years.

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