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.

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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