Discussion Question Fibromyalgia is a pattern of scatter body pain, which is mainly observed in women. In order to vali the diagnosis, the health care practitioner should initially intend to identify the syndromes of fibromyalgia. The diagnosis of fibromyalgia includes different phases of few clinical evaluations such as physical examination, history of the several health complaints and paying attention to the past health status. Recently, the criteria of diagnosis have been developed, used for validating the diagnosis (Hauser et al. , 2010). As per the doctor’s advice, after reviewing EPs health conditions, the intake of hydrocarbon has certainly not been much helpful for her.
She is taking these hydrocarbons four times a day, as per her current medication consultation. In this regard, EP has been suggested to opt for a no- drug therapy treatment for fibromyalgia. Apart from medication, EP can adopt the physical excursive therapy, such as swimming, relaxation techniques, acupuncture techniques and aromatherapy techniques. Moreover, the psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatments are also recognised as very effective for treating patients and dealing with their pains in an efficient manner (Bennett & Nelson, 2006).
The Cognitive Behovorail Therapy (CBT) is expected to be more useful as an efficient treatment for fibromyalgia. It is thus expected that CBT will be able to eliminate EPs dependency over consumption of hydrocarbon. Under the CBT treatment, EP will need to undergo educational session, pool-based exercise class or aquatic jogging, spa therapy and aerobic endurance training (Häuser et al. , 2009). Reviewing the patient’s medical case history, it can be concluded that the CBT can prove as an efficient therapy for her, competitive to treat the problems of EP, which she is suffering due to fibromyalgia.
In this regard, EP is not recommended with any kind of non-traditional therapy, such as taking of drugs and other chemical medicines (Häuser et al. , 2009). ReferencesBennett, R. & Nelson, D. (2006). Cognitive behavioural therapy for fibromyalgia. Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology, 2(8), 416-424.Häuser, W., Eich, W., Herrmann, M., Nutzinger, D. O., Schiltenwolf, M. & Henningsen, P. (2009). Fibromyalgia syndrome classification, diagnosis, and treatment. Clinical Practice Guideline, 106 (23), 383-391.Hauser, W., Hayo, S., Biewer, W., Gesmann, M., Kuhn-Becker, H., Petzke, F., Wilmoswky, H.
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