What are some other interventions that have been studied for the treatment of fibromyalgia?
There is a large series investigating the role of diet in treating fibromyalgia. Some studies promote a raw vegetarian diet; others tout Chlorella pyrenoides (algae) as a dietary supplement. Monosodium glutamate and aspartame have both been implicated in producing symptoms common to fibromyalgia and may play a role in pathogenesis for certain fibromyalgia subgroups.
Botulinum toxin injection and acupuncture (and dry needling) have also been studied. They appear to be helpful in certain instances, but consistent efficacy has not been proven.