Ways To Treat Fibromyalgia Pain With Alternative Medicine?

Dr. Warfield answers the question: 'Alternative Medicine For Fibromyalgia?'

ByABC News
November 14, 2008, 1:26 PM

— -- Question: Are There Any Effective Ways To Treat Fibromyalgia Pain Using Alternative Medicine?

Answer: Several dietary approaches to treating the pain of fibromyalgiahave been tried. Avoiding monosodium glutamate, which is an additive in many, many foods, and decreasing the intake of sugar can help treat the pain of fibromyalgia. Nutritional supplementation with vitamins such as folic acid and the use of herbs such as ginkgo biloba have also been successfully used, and fibromyalgia is one of the painful conditions which is best treated by massage and acupuncture. Many sufferers of fibromyalgia swear by a holistic approach to treating the pain of this disease, which includes managing levels of stress, activity, and diet.

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