Fibromyalgia Syndrome 2E, 2nd Edition
Leon Chaitow , Private Practitioner, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster, London, UK
ISBN 0443072191 · Paperback · 368 Pages · 140 Illustrations
Churchill Livingstone · Published September 2003
This is a practitioner's guide to fibromyalgia syndrome and its treatment. FMS was only officially recognised by W.H.O. as a syndrome in 1990. Since then much research has been undertaken and the pool of knowledge is growing rapidly. This is the only text that distills information and relates it specifically to the problems of assessment, diagnosis and management as confronted by the practitioners. It provides a multidisciplinary perspective on this multifaceted and frequently encountered syndrome.
Provides a guide to the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia thus providing the practitioner with a quick and clear reference guide on how to deal with a group of difficult to manage patients which are commonly encountered
Written by a well-known osteopath with contributions from experts from other professions so provides the practitioner with a multidisciplinary view of the problem and the different approaches to it's management
Includes the latest research findings
Addresses all aspects of FMS which is a multifaceted syndrome which can present in many different ways. This help's the practitioner to make a clear diagnosis and select the most appropriate technique for management
Includes complementary approaches to treatment - will give the practitioners the answers to the questions many patients ask
Includes a CDRom with video clips and narrative showing how to assess and diagnose the syndrome as well as techniques for treatment.
25% increase in extent (both text and illustrations) to accommodate all the new information on the syndrome that is now available
2 new chapters by two new contributors
Additional material on physical therapy approaches to the syndrome
A new section on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) approaches to treatment
expanded section on the cognitive/behaviour approach to treatment
Includes a FREE CDRom as part of the package (replacing the video which accompanied the first edition but was sold separately
The history and definition of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia's symptom patterns: Causes or effects? Conditions associated with fibromyalgia. The causes of fibromyalgia: various hypotheses explored. Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia compared. Acupuncture treatment of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain. Interdisciplinary pain management in fibromyalgia. The metabolic rehabilitation of fibromyalgia patients. Integration: what seems to be helping? Fibromyalgia: treating associated conditions. Bodywork approaches to fibromyalgia. A fibromyalgia protocol. Strain/counterstrain self-treatment for some FMS tender points.
Also 2 further chapters, one on traditional chinese medicine approaches to treatment and the other on physical therapy treatments. Detailed titles to come.