Clinical Studies


Evidence for the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicines in the management of fibromyalgia: a systematic review  Rheumatology (2010) 49 (6):1063-1068

Treating fibromyalgia with mindfulness-based stress reduction: results from a 3-armed randomized controlled trial. Pain. 2011 Feb;152(2):361-9

A systematic overview of reviews for complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of the fibromyalgia syndrome.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 610615, 13 pages        


A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia.  N Engl J Med 2010; 363:743-754


Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5 Art No: CD007070

Laser acupuncture for treating musculoskeletal pain: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis.  Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesVolume 8, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages 2–16


A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia.  Pain. 2010 Nov;151(2):530-9. 

An eight-week yoga intervention is associated with improvements in pain, psychological functioning and mindfulness, and changes in cortisol levels in women with fibromyalgia.  J Pain Res. 2011; 4: 189–201.


Efficacy of hydrotherapy in fibromyalgia syndrome--a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.  Rheumatology (Oxford). 2009 Sep;48(9):1155-9.


Exploring the Research on Homeopathic Treatment for Fibromyalgia.   NOTE:  This is not a clinical study, it is a link to an article on The Huffington Post website by Dana Ullman that admirably explains homeopathy and summarizes the clinical research on its use for fibromyalgia.

Local Resources

Sonam Targee, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ancient Universal Medicine  585 256 1841

Rochester Community Acupuncture  this clinic offers sliding scale fees

Bodymind Float Center has a special program offering flotation to fibromyalgia patients.  They are associated with the Fibromyalgia Flotation Project which is researching this modality.