Ready to contact us for a consultation about your condition and our medical services? The staff of our Global Patient Services is ready to help. Please select the appropriate button to get started.

Sheba Scientists Discover Link Between Floristry and Relief from Fibromyalgia

A recent study at Sheba Medical Center on the varied health benefits of occupational therapy uncovered a correlation between floral therapy and the improvement of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and chronic pain experienced marked relief from these disturbing symptoms after participating in a floral design class.

A total of 61 female fibromyalgia patients joined the Sheba study, which was led by Prof. Howard Amital from the Division of Internal Medicine and Research Center for Autoimmune Diseases at Sheba. They engaged in a 12-week floral design course; upon completion of the sessions, researchers extensively evaluated the effects of the course – paying close attention to any changes in symptoms linked to fibromyalgia.

The researchers, including Prof. Mark Weiser, Director of the Psychiatric Division at Sheba’s Rehabilitation Hospital, found that after finishing the therapeutic floristry classes and continuing their exposure to floral design at home, patients reported significant improvements in their symptoms.

“These results show that occupational therapy is a valid treatment option for people struggling with fibromyalgia,” stated Prof. Amital. “The improvements across such a wide variety of symptoms highlight the need for further study and exploration of alternative types of treatment such as floristry.”

EBMT 50th Anniversary: Prof. Arnon Nagler Shares Expertise
Prof. Nagler attended the EBMT's 50th meeting, discussing bone marrow transplantation, donor selection, and treatment optimization in a series of interviews.
Read More
A Heartfelt Journey: Baby Marios’s Triumph Over Adversity
Six-month-old Marios Fesas, born in Cyprus, embarked on a harrowing journey when diagnosed with a critical heart defect just days after birth. With unwavering hope,…
Read More
Designing for Wellness: Place2Heal's Vision for Pediatric Care
At Sheba’s Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, comforting and preparing young patients for medical procedures remains integral to their care. The formidable nature of…
Read More