The annual conference of the Cyprus League Against Rheumatism was held in Nicosia, Cyprus on the 19th of May, with great success.
The general topic of the conference was ‘’ Effective management of chronic pain/ practical ways of treating pain ofFibromyalgia’’. The programme included presentations by a Rheumatologist, a personal experience by a patient with Fibromyalgia, a Physiatrist, and a personal trainer.
The Doctors outlined the main symptoms of the diseaseand how can these be treated by both medication and alternative ways of treatment.
The patient suggested that , from personal experience, the treatment should be holistic , that is Mind , Body , and Spirit and that each patient should find his own personal ‘’strategy ‘’, set by his body’s limits , which will relieve his symptoms . The personal trainer indicated the importance of systematic exercise in the management of pain and fatigue.
The event took place as part of the annual ‘’Rheumatism week’’ which is held every year in May and it was supported by ‘’The Cyprus Rheumatology Society’’. The Main sponsor was ‘’Universal Life Insurance’.’