Dr. Klimas' IIME 2019 Talk: "Integrative Medicine" Treatments for ME/CFS Patients

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At the IIME Conference on May 31, 2019 Dr. Nancy Klimas presented various "Integrative Medicine" treatments currently available for ME/CFS patients.

She illustrated the multisystem nature of ME/CFS and indicated why an "Integrative Medicine" approach is feasible:

Klimas MECFS Multisystem chart   IIMEC14   2019.JPG

She then reviewed specific treatment modalities for various symptoms:

Klimas MECFS Treatment Modalities  IIMEC14  2019.JPG

Klimas MECFS Treatment Modalities 2  IIMEC14  2019.JPG

A 25-minute video of her talk is here with the discussion of specific treatments starting at 13:39:
www.investinme.org/IIMEC14.shtml

She noted she's awaiting IRB approval to begin her "Homeostasis Reset" Treatment Trial involving (1)targeting neuroinflammation and (2) rebooting the HPA axis.

Interesting update worth a watch...
 
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Not real impressed with her emotions/mind-body section that includes CBT & hypnotherapy. I am SO tired of being told this is “all in my head”
From her slide, it seems like she was saying that as a treatment for emotional consequences of having this disease. Not as a treatment for ME/CFS. She knows very well that its a physiological pathology.
 

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For sleep, brain cooling treatment recalls Younger's interesting brain temperature research.

Use of genetics to select type of folate supplementation might argue for N-of-1 designed treatment trials vs random controlled trials in the future.

Wish they had given her more time to cover MCAS and diet.
 
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She knows very well that its a physiological pathology.
@junkcrap50 and if I remember correctly her group was one of the first if not the first to adopt a systems approach vs silo approach leading to the "Homeostasis Reset" hypothesis.

Sorry to hear her longtime colleague Maryann Fletcher, another strong patient advocate, is retiring. She'll be missed.