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A pilot study of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia.

15 Aug

Betsy Singh, Brian Berman, Victoria Hadhazy & Paul Creamer of the Complementary Medicine Program at the U of Maryland School of Medicine showed in a pilot study of 28 patients with fibromyalgia that a combination of patient education, meditation and qigong movement therapy significantly reduced pain, fatigue and sleeplessness. The eight weekly, 2.5 hr sessions also improved mood state, function and general health. (Alternative Therapies, March 1998, Vol 4, no. 2, pp. 67-70.)

Citation: Singh BB, Berman BM, Hadhazy VA, Creamer P. A pilot of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia. Alternative Therapies Health Med. 1998 Mar; 4(2): 67-70.

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award