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New Hope for People with Fibromyalgia: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutionsby Theresa Foy Digeronimo
Synopses & Reviews
Discover Exciting New Treatments for Fibromyalgia
Now you can take control of your fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and begin enjoying life again—today! This book dispels the myths and clearly lays out the truth about FMS and what you can do for relief. Inside is compassionate, practical, and immediate guidance for anyone affected by fibromyalgia, including:
·The causes, symptoms, and patterns of fibromyalgia
·How to find the right doctor and avoid costly and unnecessary testing
·The latest drug treatments, including the use of antidepressants and pain relievers
·How to minimize fatigue and sleep disturbance
·Lifestyle solutions to manage your life and your work, such as the importance of exercise
·And much more!
"Fibromyalgia is not a 'clean' disease like diabetes, precisely classified and precisely treated. My own experience has taught me that fibromyalgia is an illness much like other chronic conditions that must be considered from biological, psychological, social, and spiritual perspectives. There has been a great lack of public information on this common debilitating condition, but this book should go a long way toward educating people. Theresa Foy DiGeronimo gives us a sensitive and comprehensive book that will be of tremendous value to people with fibromyalgia."
—From the Foreword by Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H.
Book News Annotation:
Compassionate and practical guidance is presented on the causes, symptoms, and patterns of fibromyalgia, the latest drug treatments, lifestyle solutions, and alternative therapies, including acupuncture and massage. There is advice on finding the right doctor and avoiding unnecessary tests, and a chapter on exercise and relaxation techniques. An appendix lists support organizations. DiGeronimo is the author of numerous health books and teaches undergraduate and graduate writing courses at William Paterson University of New Jersey.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, M. Ed., is the author of numerous health books including New Hope for People with Fibromyalgia and New Hope for People with Lupus, and coauthor of Living Foods for Optimum Health. An adjunct professor teaching undergraduate and graduate writing courses at William Paterson University of New Jersey, she lives in Hawthorne, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Joseph E. Scherger, MD., M.P.H.
1. Disease Profile
3. Medical Treatments
4. Exercise and Relaxation Techniques
5. The Mind-Body Connection
6. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
7. Fibromyalgia and Life Relationships
8. Fibromyalgia and the Future
Appendix: Resource Information
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