The following measures cannot be recommended due to insufficient evidence from scientific studies or due to insufficient or lack of effectiveness in studies of different quality. They can therefore only be considered as a recommendation in individual exceptional cases. Above all, care must be taken to ensure that the scientifically founded therapy is not neglected as this can lead to permanent damage.
The patient's wallet is also burdened by useless therapies, which are often only offered to earn money.
There is no scientific proof of a benefit for:
- "Alexander Technique" (a form of physical therapy)
- Nutritional measures (fish oil, salt restriction, vitamin C administration, mineral supplementation or restriction)
- Lonizer (room air purifier)
- Relaxation therapy (includes e.g. progressive relaxation according to Jacobson, hypnotherapy, autogenic training, biofeedback training, transcendental meditation)
- Speleotherapy (cave therapy)
- Traditional Chinese medicine