Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (eBook)
The principal investigator behind the National Institutes of Health landmark study of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia presents a new direction in the treatment of these debilitating conditions-a seven-step program for making lifestyle changes to break the cycle of stress and exhaustion that aggravate these conditions.
A Lifestyle Balance Program for Less Pain and More Energy
If you’re struggling with fibromyalgia or CFS, this book can help you. It offers an evidence-based improvement program that can help you achieve a healthy balance between activity, rest, and leisure-a balance that can significantly reduce pain and fatigue and increase your energy. In this book, author Fred Friedberg, a clinical psychologist and a leading researcher in chronic fatigue, first explains how lifestyle impacts the severity and persistence of fibromyalgia and CFS. He then goes on to show how the seven step lifestyle balance program can help you to function and feel better.
In step one, you’ll learn how to use active relaxation techniques to lessen ongoing stress. Better sleep, anger management, and activity pacing make up steps two, three, and four. Step five focuses on overcoming worry and guilt, and you’ll learn how low-effort pleasurable activities can ease pain and fatigue in step six. Finally, in step seven, the importance of finding and maintaining personal support is covered. This effective lifestyle-focused program has brought relief to many others like you who have struggled with these misunderstood illnesses-illnesses that modern medicine cannot cure. You can start on the path to a better quality of life today!
6 – 2006
New Harbinger Publications