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Understanding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Emerging Osteopathic Approach: A Narrative Review, 2019, Bested et al

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    Paywall, https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2736993
    Sci Hub, not available at time of posting.
     
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  2. Trish

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    I wonder what the 'osteopathic approach could possibly be. I guess we have to wait for access to the full paper. It's very odd abstract that doesn't even hint at what the authors are suggesting osteopaths can do for ME.

    I can't think of anything, apart from the untested Perrin technique, the LP guy who claims LP includes osteopathy, but I can't see how it bears any relation to it, and things like cranial osteopathy that seems shrouded in mystery but claims to be able to work all sorts of wonders. (I've both had lesson in how to do it - unconvinced - and had it done on me - did nothing for me).

    Edit: Since it's in an American publication, I suspect it has nothing to do with any of the things I suggested, as they all originate in the UK, I think.
     
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  3. Jonathan Edwards

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    Alison Bested works at Nova Southeastern University which has a combined osteopathic and medical degree course.
     
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  4. Trish

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    Thank you.

    I thought the name was familiar. She did the recent talk on pacing that was not well received by the ME community. I didn't listen, but I gather it was basic lifestyle advice and a song!
    See this thread.

    That's the university where Nancy Klimas works. I've just listened to her in a Solve panel discussion and she mentioned Alison Bested and seemed to think she's wonderful! Dr Klimas opined that most pwME don't pace properly and we need to be listening to what our bodies need more frequently through the day.
    See this thread.
     
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