Fibromyalgia still may not have universal acceptance and respect, but this certainly can't hurt (at least, in the non-medical community.) For his first column in O, The Oprah Magazine, Dr. Mehmet Oz looked at 4 possible treatments for fibromyalgia.
The treatments he examines are:
- Western Medicine Approach, including medications, improving sleep, stretching and exercise.
- Energy-Based Approach, mainly acupuncture.
- Psychological Approach, as a complementary treatment, because depression can exacerbate fibromyalgia pain (he notes that fibromyalgia is not caused by depression.)
- Nutrition-Based Approach, featuring the (controversial) supplement regimen of Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum.
Dr. Oz says he favors Teitelbaum's supplement regimen. However, in my opinion, we're all so different that we need to experiment with a wide array of treatments. For information on what's available to you, explore the information here:
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