T’ai chi improves fibromyalgia symptoms says evidence review

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tai chi, fibromyalgia exercise, fibromyalgia treatment, fibromyalgia helpPeople with fibromyalgia should take a course in T’ai chi after researchers reveal that the ancient Chinese gentle exercise therapy improves sleep quality and lowers pain scores. Continue reading

Plant derivative – daphnetin – could help osteoarthritis after lab studies show it has anti-arthritic properties

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daphnetin, arthritis plant, arthritis drug, arthritis treatment, arthritis digestDaphnetin, a traditional Chinese remedy that comes from a genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs native to Asia, Europe and north Africa, appears to have anti-arthritic effects that could make it the focus of future treatments, a team reports in in Life Sciences. Continue reading

Heart rate variability biofeedback could be future treatment of fibromyalgia

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Heart rate variability, biofeedback, fibromyalgia,  fibro pain, arthritis digestFuture treatment of fibromyalgia may include heart rate variability biofeedback after an interesting review of the evidence is published in Pain Management Nursing. Continue reading

Number of previous DMARDs linked to reduced drug response in rheumatoid arthritis

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drug response, rheumatoid arthritis, DMARD response, arthritis digest, arthritis researchPeople who have been on more disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and have had rheumatoid arthritis for a longer time are less likely to respond to rheumatoid arthritis drugs, says new research in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Continue reading

People on tofacitinib with low disease activity may be able to safely withdraw methotrexate

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tofacitinib, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis digest, arthritis informationRheumatoid arthritis patients who achieve low disease activity with tofacitinib and methotrexate can safely withdraw methotrexate without fear of worsening disease activity, scientists report in The Lancet Rheumatology. Continue reading

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