Multifaceted Treatment Approach #2

Teitelbaum J, Bird B, Greenfield R, Weiss A., Muenz L, Gould L. Effective treatment of CFIDS and Fibromyalgia. The Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 8(2) 2001.

This double blind placebo control study confirmed the previous study by demonstrating that there are varying physiologic abnormalities present in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, including disordered sleep, hormonal deficiencies, immunologic changes, nutritional deficiencies, autonomic dysfunction and chronic infections, and that these conditions are effectively treated with a comprehensive integrative multi-system approach. This is still difficult to grasp by many traditional physicians who are still looking for the “silver bullet” approach and continue to focus on only one area of abnormality that they are comfortable treating. These protocols served as a basis for this rapid growing field and allowed for more sophisticated and expanded treatment paradigms.