Dance Therapy May Help Reduce Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Suggests

Dance Therapy May Help Reduce Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Suggests
Dance can improve several aspects of fibromyalgia patients' lives because it reduces pain symptoms and anxiety. The review study with that finding, “Effects of Dance on Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” was published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Physical activity is a common non-pharmacological strategy to reduce pain associated with multiple chronic conditions, including fibromyalgia. Dancing has been adopted as a therapeutic exercise strategy. Apart from the improvements associated with most types of physical exercise, such as improving mental health and physical functions, dance also incorporates other aspects of the body and mind, such as rhythmic motor coordination, cognitive, emotions, affection, and social interaction. “Through dance, patients can perform physical exercise but also develop the sense of self-control, which can lead to a decrease in feelings of anxiety that may contribute to the development of stress and pain experience,” researchers wrote. To have better insights on the therapeutic potential of dance, Spanish researchers analyzed the data of seven published studies comprising a total of 335 patients with fibromyalgia. The studies focused on different group dance interventions, including biodance, aquatic biodance, dance movement therapy, and belly dance. The duration of the dance programs ranged betwee
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  1. Brad Schultz says:

    Like a slow-motion dance, Tai Chi has been shown to help with fibromyalgia. Tai Chi is one the best low-impact, moderate exercises you can do for all of the body’s systems, including the immune system and helping with inflammation and pain. I have found that the eastern arts such as Tai Chi and Qigong provide a simple and quick way to maintain my heath and energy levels as well keeping me fit. I have found some good tips and techniques here

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