This pilot study showed the potential of Shiatsu in the improvement of pain intensity, pressure pain threshold, sleep quality, and symptoms impact on health of patients with fibromyalgia. The proposed Shiatsu treatment protocol was feasible and well accepted by the patients. Read more here.
The role of mitochondrial dysfunctions due to oxidative and nitrosative stress in the chronic pain or chronic fatigue syndromes and fibromyalgia patients: peripheral and central mechanisms as therapeutic targets? Meeus M, Nijs J, Hermans L, Goubert D, Calders P. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2013 Jul 9. Read here
Michael B VanElzakker, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome from vagus nerve infection: A psychoneuroimmunological hypothesis', Tufts University Psychology; Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatric Neuroscience
According to this hypothesis, any pathogenic infection of the vagus nerve can cause CFS, which resolves the ongoing controversy about finding a single pathogen. Read here.
Health News Ireland - The fight of his life: Rory Hafford talks to Tom Kindlon, Assistant Chairperson of the Irish ME/CFS Association, about the systemic failure to effectively treat this ‘energy pirate'. Read here.