Belly Dancing Can Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain


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Exercise is a crucial part of managing fibromyalgia, and recent research suggests that belly dancing may be an effective option for people with this condition. A Brazilian study published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology found that 16 weeks of twice-weekly belly dance classes led to significant improvements in pain, sleep patterns, functional capacity, and self-image among 80 female fibromyalgia patients between the ages of 18 to 65. Half of the participants were randomly assigned to the dance group while the other half remained on a waiting list. Participants were evaluated at baseline, 16 weeks, and 32 weeks by an assessor who didn’t know which group they were in. The researchers concluded that belly dancing is a safe and effective therapeutic strategy for women with fibromyalgia.


Baptista AS, et al. Effectiveness of dance in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized, single-blind, controlled study. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2012 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]


3 responses to “Belly Dancing Can Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain”

  1. Many thanks for sharing, and for yours I like 🙂


  2. Ciao !! streching I find very good for people Fibromylgia . Relieves pain in the muscles , improves mood and boosts you more energy . Concult a trainer or physiotherapist .

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