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Effects of yoga and the addition of Tui Na in patients with fibromyalgia.
J Altern Complement Med 2007; 13(10):1107-13JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This study aimed to verify whether techniques of yoga with and without the addition of Tui Na might improve pain and the negative impact of fibromyalgia (FMS) on patients' daily life.

DESIGN

Forty (40) FMS women were randomized into two groups, Relaxing Yoga (RY) and Relaxing Yoga plus Touch (RYT), for eight weekly sessions of stretching, breathing, and relaxing yogic techniques. RYT patients were further submitted to manipulative techniques of Tui Na.

OUTCOME MEASURE

Outcome measures comprised the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), pain threshold at the 18 FMS tender points, and a verbal graduation of pain assessed before treatment and on the followup. The visual analog scale (VAS) for pain was assessed before and after each session and on the follow-up.

RESULTS

Seventeen (17) RYT and 16 RY patients completed the study. Both RY and RYT groups showed improvement in the FIQ and VAS scores, which decreased on all sessions. The RYT group showed lower VAS and verbal scores for pain on the eighth session, but this difference was not maintained on the follow-up. Conversely, RY VAS and verbal scores were significantly lower just on the follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS

These study results showed that yogic techniques are valid therapeutic methods for FMS. Touch addition yielded greater improvement during the treatment. Over time, however, RY patients reported less pain than RYT. These results suggest that a passive therapy may possibly decrease control over FMS symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rheumatology Division and Pulmonary Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. ge.daddio@ig.com.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18166122

Citation

da Silva, Gerson D., et al. "Effects of Yoga and the Addition of Tui Na in Patients With Fibromyalgia." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), vol. 13, no. 10, 2007, pp. 1107-13.
da Silva GD, Lorenzi-Filho G, Lage LV. Effects of yoga and the addition of Tui Na in patients with fibromyalgia. J Altern Complement Med. 2007;13(10):1107-13.
da Silva, G. D., Lorenzi-Filho, G., & Lage, L. V. (2007). Effects of yoga and the addition of Tui Na in patients with fibromyalgia. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 13(10), pp. 1107-13. doi:10.1089/acm.2007.0615.
da Silva GD, Lorenzi-Filho G, Lage LV. Effects of Yoga and the Addition of Tui Na in Patients With Fibromyalgia. J Altern Complement Med. 2007;13(10):1107-13. PubMed PMID: 18166122.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of yoga and the addition of Tui Na in patients with fibromyalgia. AU - da Silva,Gerson D, AU - Lorenzi-Filho,Geraldo, AU - Lage,Lais V, PY - 2008/1/2/pubmed PY - 2008/3/12/medline PY - 2008/1/2/entrez SP - 1107 EP - 13 JF - Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) JO - J Altern Complement Med VL - 13 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to verify whether techniques of yoga with and without the addition of Tui Na might improve pain and the negative impact of fibromyalgia (FMS) on patients' daily life. DESIGN: Forty (40) FMS women were randomized into two groups, Relaxing Yoga (RY) and Relaxing Yoga plus Touch (RYT), for eight weekly sessions of stretching, breathing, and relaxing yogic techniques. RYT patients were further submitted to manipulative techniques of Tui Na. OUTCOME MEASURE: Outcome measures comprised the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), pain threshold at the 18 FMS tender points, and a verbal graduation of pain assessed before treatment and on the followup. The visual analog scale (VAS) for pain was assessed before and after each session and on the follow-up. RESULTS: Seventeen (17) RYT and 16 RY patients completed the study. Both RY and RYT groups showed improvement in the FIQ and VAS scores, which decreased on all sessions. The RYT group showed lower VAS and verbal scores for pain on the eighth session, but this difference was not maintained on the follow-up. Conversely, RY VAS and verbal scores were significantly lower just on the follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: These study results showed that yogic techniques are valid therapeutic methods for FMS. Touch addition yielded greater improvement during the treatment. Over time, however, RY patients reported less pain than RYT. These results suggest that a passive therapy may possibly decrease control over FMS symptoms. SN - 1075-5535 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18166122/Effects_of_yoga_and_the_addition_of_Tui_Na_in_patients_with_fibromyalgia_ L2 - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/acm.2007.0615?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -