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

Copyright © 1998 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

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.


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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.

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