Fibromyalgia – can any type of SCAM treat the 'root cause' of this (or any other) condition?
Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most frequent generalized pain disorders. It accounts for a sizable proportion of healthcare costs. Despite extensive research, the etiology (the 'root cause') of FM remains unknown - except, of course, to SCAM practitioners! Most types of SCAM are said to be effective for FM (while the evidence for such claims is less than solid). And almost every one of them claims to treat the 'root cause' of the condition. Which must mean that they are able to tackle its etiology, usually some disturbance of the 'vital force' or 'energy' flow. To patients, this sadly sounds impressive. But what, if the etiology of FM is something entirely different? New research shows that most (if not all) patients with FM belong to a distinct population that can be segregated from a control group by their glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, a surrogate marker of insulin resistance (IR). This was demonstrated by analysing the data after introducing an age stratification