Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia


Publishing date
20 Sep 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 May 2013

Lead Editor

1Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, 45276 Essen, Germany

2Department of Internal Medicine I, Klinikum Saarbrücken gGmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany; Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

3Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

4Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy


Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Description

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, physical fatigue, sleep disorders, cognitive disturbances, and high level of somatic and psychological distress. Patients with fibromyalgia use various pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies including complementary and alternative therapies. However, the evidence regarding CAM treatments is lacking.

We invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles of CAM or integrative therapies for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Besides clinical trials and review articles, we are also seeking papers concerning methodological aspects for improving the quality of clinical trials in the field of complementary and alternative therapies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The use of complementary and alternative treatments in fibromyalgia
  • Complementary and alternative medicine and integrative treatment approaches for fibromyalgia
  • Complementary and alternative medicine in the prevention of recurrence of symptoms in fibromyalgia
  • Efficacy and effectiveness of complementary and alternative treatments in fibromyalgia
  • Clinical application of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of fibromyalgia
  • Assessment of methodological issues in reviews of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Hypotheses and models regarding the mode of action (amenable to empirical testing)

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/fibro/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 408436
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Jost Langhorst | Winfried Häuser | ... | Piercarlo C. Sarzi Puttini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 528952
  • - Review Article

Classification and Clinical Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Recommendations of Recent Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Guidelines

Mary-Ann Fitzcharles | Yoram Shir | ... | Winfried Häuser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 485272
  • - Review Article

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

Jacob Ablin | Mary-Ann Fitzcharles | ... | Winfried Häuser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 635182
  • - Review Article

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Qigong for the Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Romy Lauche | Holger Cramer | ... | Jost Langhorst
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 679248
  • - Research Article

Safety and Effectiveness of Vibration Massage by Deep Oscillations: A Prospective Observational Study

Karin Kraft | Susanne Kanter | Hubert Janik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 962741
  • - Review Article

Efficacy of EMG- and EEG-Biofeedback in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis and a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Julia Anna Glombiewski | Kathrin Bernardy | Winfried Häuser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 751403
  • - Research Article

Additive Complex Ayurvedic Treatment in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome Compared to Conventional Standard Care Alone: A Nonrandomized Controlled Clinical Pilot Study (KAFA Trial)

Christian S. Kessler | Thomas Ostermann | ... | Andreas Michalsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 726062
  • - Research Article

Extension Trial of Qigong for Fibromyalgia: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study

Jana Sawynok | Mary Lynch | Dana Marcon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 638050
  • - Review Article

Spa Treatment (Balneotherapy) for Fibromyalgia—A Qualitative-Narrative Review and a Historical Perspective

Jacob N. Ablin | Winfried Häuser | Dan Buskila
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 149468
  • - Review Article

Efficacy and Safety of Medicinal Plants or Related Natural Products for Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review

Simone de Souza Nascimento | Josimari Melo DeSantana | ... | Lucindo José Quintans-Júnior
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate27%
Submission to final decision68 days
Acceptance to publication33 days
CiteScore2.900
Impact Factor1.813
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