Guided imagery may alleviate pain and depression in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In this technique, you visualize positive images of yourself battling and winning over your problem. Although you can do it by yourself many people would prefer expert therapists to guide them through the process.
Fibromyalgia patients may benefit from this nursing intervention as it can help relieve pain. This therapy could therefore be incorporated as part of the treatment process to promote health among people with fibromyalgia. It is a non invasive procedure and without any side effects. This makes it a great aid to medical professionals.
In a study from Spain by researchers from University of Nursing it was discovered that the patients receiving guided imagery therapy complained less in terms of pain. They also were seen to have overcome depression better than the control group patients.
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