Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Review Article

Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Recommendations of Recent Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Guidelines with Special Emphasis on Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Table 3

Positive treatment recommendations guidelines for complementary and alternative medicine treatments by the German and Israeli guidelines.

GermanyIsrael
Level of evidenceStrength of recommendationLevel of evidenceStrength of recommendation

AcupunctureIaCIIINot recommended
BiofeedbackIIaCNo comment
Hypnosis/guided imageryIIIaCNo comment
Meditative movement therapies (Qi-Gong, Tai-Chi, Yoga)IaAIIIC*
Relaxation training (combined with exercise)IaANo comment

Only Tai Chi recommended.
A: strong recommendation: the intervention should be offered to most of the patients.
B: recommendation: the intervention may be offered to the majority of patients. the intervention may not be offered to a substantial minority of the patients.
C: open recommendation: the intervention can be offered to a minority patients.

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