A new mind-body approach for a total healing of fibromyalgia: a case report

Am J Clin Hypn. 2009 Jul;52(1):3-12. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2009.10401687.


Fibromyalgia is a severe, chronic and widespread pain syndrome with no definite treatment protocol. Several medications are currently in use to treat this condition. Various pharmacological treatments, as well as alternative mind-body therapies, have been directed towards reducing fatigue and pain, but these treatments have only resulted in a partial relief of symptoms with no long-term or permanent effects. This study shows the results obtained from four female patients suffering from fibromyalgia after undergoing a mind-body treatment in which psychosocial genomic postulates as well as ideodynamic hand movements were the main tools employed in their healing. It is suggested that a mind-body oriented treatment could generate stable and permanent changes that enable patients to experience a total recovery from fibromyalgia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autogenic Training / methods
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Female
  • Fibromyalgia / physiopathology
  • Fibromyalgia / psychology*
  • Fibromyalgia / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis / methods*
  • Imagery, Psychotherapy / methods
  • Mental Healing*
  • Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical*
  • Neuronal Plasticity / physiology
  • Somatosensory Cortex / physiopathology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires