Ozone therapy as add-on treatment in fibromyalgia management by rectal insufflation: an open-label pilot study.

Hidalgo-Tallón J., Menéndez-Cepero S, Vilchez JS, Rodríguez-López CM, Calandre EP.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of ozone therapy by rectal insufflation as add-on therapy in fibromyalgia management.

RESULTS:
FIQ total scores decreased significantly during the study period, with the decrease being observed in the first 4 weeks of the study. Significant improvement was also seen both in depression scores and in the Physical Summary Score of the SF-12. Transient meteorism after ozone therapy sessions was the most frequently reported side-effect.

CONCLUSIONS:
At the dose and number of sessions used in this study, ozone therapy by rectal insufflation seems to be beneficial for physical symptoms and depression of fibromyalgia.

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