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The Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care introduces an evidence-based mind-body approach to the medical and behavioral problems of primary care patients. Evidence-based mind-body practice draws on the best available scientific research, advocating the integration of well-documented mind-body therapies into primary health care. The handbook summarizes current mind-body practice and provides an overview of the basic techniques, including biofeedback, neurofeedback, relaxation therapies, hypnotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, acupuncture, and spiritual therapies. The editors also thoroughly demonstrate the application of these techniques to common disorders such as headache, chronic pain, and essential hypertension, as well as anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and sleep disorders.

C. C.Stuart Donaldson and Gabriel E.Sella
Profile of the Disorder

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criterion for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is that of widespread pain throughout the body involving at least 11 of 18 tender points. These points are displayed throughout the body, including the neck, shoulders, chest, back, arms, hips, and knees (see Wolfe, Smythe, et ...

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