Managing the symptoms of fibromyalgia or
related ailments is not easy. So, many patients turn to alternative therapies
for relief of pain and sleep problems. They may use Chinese herbs or
over-the-counter supplements such as 5-HTP, melatonin, and SAM-e.
Because so many people -- not just those with fibromyalgia -- are using
alternative therapies, Congress has formed the National Center for
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). It is part of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH),...