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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Fibromyalgia is defined by chronic pain (lasting more than 3 months) and tender points in 11 out of 18 specific locations over a widespread area of the body. While it can be debilitating, fibromyalgia is not life-threatening.


People with fibromyalgia tend to be hypersensitive to touch. Gentle massage is more appropriate than any form of stimulating massage and can help with the lessening of anxiety and stress that often accompanies the pain of fibromyalgia.

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