Relief for Fibromyalgia Linked to Floral Therapy Discovered in Study by Israel's Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer

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A new study analyzing the benefits of occupational therapy finds a correlation between floristry and improved symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Conducted by medical experts at Israel's Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, the study noted marked improvements in patients experiencing depression, anxiety and chronic pain.

RAMAT GAN, Israel, August 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Israeli medical researchers from

Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, have produced a new study finding significant therapeutic benefits in the use of floristry as treatment for fibromyalgia.

Led by Prof. Howard Amital at Sheba Medical Center, the study included a total of 61 female fibromyalgia patients participating in a 12-week floral design class. After completing the course, researchers conducted extensive surveying to gauge the effects and any change in symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

The Sheba researchers, including Prof. Mark Weiser, found that upon completing the course and continued exposure at home, there were substantial improvements to symptoms such as: depression, anxiety, and even chronic pain.

"These results show that occupational therapy is a valid treatment option for people struggling with fibromyalgia," stated Prof. Amital. "The improvements across such a wide variety of symptoms highlight the need for further study and exploration of alternative types of treatment such as floristry."

Sheba Medical Center is the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East, and has been ranked as one of the "Top 10 Hospitals in the World" by Newsweek.

About Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer Born together with Israel in 1948, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is the largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East. Sheba is the only medical center in Israel that combines an acute care hospital and a rehabilitation hospital on one campus, and it is at the forefront of medical treatments, patient care, research and education. As a university teaching hospital affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, it welcomes people from all over the world indiscriminately. In 2019, Newsweek magazine named Sheba one of the top ten hospitals in the world. To learn more, visit: eng.sheba.co.il.

 

SOURCE Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer



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