Cognitive behavioral therapy helps Fibromyalgia patients deal with fear of pain I was just reading an article that mentioned Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a treatment for Fibromyalgia. The part that caught my attention was: In this study, similarly, CBT sessions were designed to help the … [Read more...]
These posts discuss various treatment options. Some options I have tried, others that have been suggested through various medical studies.
Sleep has been a long-standing issue for me, as it is for many who live with fibromyalgia. Sleep hygiene is often recommended for those with sleep issues. But, what is it? Basically, sleep hygiene boils down to some changes to your bedroom and bedtime routine that can help you fall asleep easier … [Read more...]
Watsu for Fibromyalgia pain relief! When I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, my doctor recommended water-based physical therapy. I had no idea what that meant and assumed it was just water aerobics. Luckily, I was wrong. Shortly after beginning physical therapy I was introduced to Watsu, a type of … [Read more...]
A group of researchers are working to create an app that would combine elements of virtual reality and cognitive behavioral therapy to help treat fibromyalgia. According to this article, this new therapy device works via a PDA or smartphone and tracks the amount of exercise and movement you get … [Read more...]
Water-based physical therapy In the past I've been encouraged to do aqua aerobics or even to just go walk in a pool regularly to help improve problems in my hips. In the past I have done just that and found it very beneficial. So when Nurse Practitioner Tim referred me for water-based … [Read more...]
In talking to my favorite therapist at the Chiropractor office shortly after I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I found out that she also has Fibromyalgia. She told me that what she's found helps her the most is a nightly Epson Salt baths. Epson salts are an extra source of Magnesium, soaking … [Read more...]