Thousands of people afflicted with Fibromyalgia experience extreme pain and other symptoms including fatigue, sleep difficulties, and often some depression or anxiety. Fibromyalgia is treated successfully in 12 Integrative Medicine Clinics across the United States with a combination of Meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Nutrition, Yoga, Massage, Exercise and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Qi Gong, Shiatsu). Additional modalities incorporated into treatment include Mental Health Counseling, Guided Imagery, Functional Medicine and Biofeedback.
These clinics cited Fibromyalgia as one of “five conditions for which you are having the most clinical success” in a survey conducted by The Bravewell Collaborative. The report Integrative Medicine in America: How Integrative Medicine Is Being Practiced in Clinical Centers Across the United States documents how integrative medicine is being practiced across the United States in 29 clinics.
These clinics support more than 40,000 patient visits each month, offer a variety of care models and collaborate closely with affiliated hospitals. They employ a wide range of practitioners skilled in modalities including mind body interventions, movement and energy, dietary and biological, manual interventions and medical systems.