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Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia

Many people report varying degrees of success with complementary and alternative fibromyalgia treatments. These can include:
If you are using or would like to try a complementary or alternative therapy for fibromyalgia, you should speak with your healthcare provider first. He or she may know more about the therapy's effectiveness, as well as whether it is safe to try in combination with your medications or other treatment recommendations.

A Team Approach to Fibromyalgia Treatment

Treating fibromyalgia often requires a team approach, with your healthcare provider; a physical therapist; possibly other health professionals (such as pain, sleep, or mental health specialists); and, most importantly, you, all playing active roles. It can be hard to assemble this team, and you may struggle to find the right healthcare professionals to treat you. However, when you do, the combined expertise of these various professionals can help you improve your quality of life.
You may find several members of the treatment team you need at a clinic. There are pain clinics that specialize in pain and rheumatology clinics that specialize in arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, including fibromyalgia.
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