Abstract Title:

[Fasting as part of a naturopathic treatment approach for polymyalgia rheumatica].

Abstract Source:

Forsch Komplementmed. 2007 Aug;14(4):235-9. Epub 2007 Jul 20. PMID: 17848800

Abstract Author(s):

Rainer Stange, Christine Pflugbeil

Abstract:

A 67-year-old woman with proven diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) was admitted to stationary treatment twice to receive a complex therapy with methods of natural medicine comprising fasting as its main treatment element. Both times, a discrepancy between the course of markers of the acute phase on the one hand, and subjective as well as objective clinical outcome on the other hand could be observed.This may point to special conditions of this chronic inflammatory disease as compared to e.g.rheumatoid arthritis, but also to specific problems in assessing possible effects of the treatments chosen, particularly fasting therapy, as compared to effects of conventional therapies.

Study Type : Human Study

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