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A Journal on Internal Medicine

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ISSN 0026-4806

Online ISSN 1827-1669


Minerva Medica 1999 January-February;90(1-2):39-44


A new approach in the treatment of fibromylagia: the use of a copper wire sheet (Telo Cypro)

Biasi G., Bandii F., Magaldi M., Moltoni L., Marcolongo R.

Background. The therapy of fibromyalgia (SF), with pharmacological and non pharmacological treatments, is not always effective and the benefits obtained can be unsteady or non-lasting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a pure copper wire sheet (''Telo Cypro®'') used as bedsheet, on sleep quality as well as spontaneous and provoked pain. Methods. The study was double-blind, with two parallel groups, versus placebo. Forty patients with fibromyalgia were enrolled, thirty-eight females and two males, with a mean age of 48.8 years and without any current pharmacological treatment. Results. The results obtained show how the use of ''Telo Cypro®'' is extremely beneficial in subjects with fibromyalgia, in reducing painful symptomatology at the tender point level and improving sleep quality, with a positive effect on the patients' cenesthesia at awakening. Conclusions. In conclusion, the use of ''Telo Cypro®'' can be a valid help in the treatment of fibromyalgia.

language: Italian


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