Asked Questions About This Website
What is the purpose of this website?
This is an educational website on fibromyalgia and
myofascial pain. Although there are sections written
primarily for patients and primarily for caregivers, there
is full access to all materials.
Visitors are encouraged
to explore all sections. For example, there is a great deal
of information in the handouts for care providers that is of
interest to patients. Patients may want to provide specific
references for people on their medical care teams. The
information on this website is not intended as a
substitution for professional medical care.
Where did this material originate?
Much of this material is from books or handouts written by
Devin Starlanyl. Some is adapted from the books Devin wrote
with Mary Ellen Copeland. Please be aware that we
cannot supply all the information from our books on the
website. There is also a reference bibliography, although
many handouts contain their own reference sections. There
is also an extensive “Books and Tapes” Section. The
website is maintained by EnigamI, Inc.
Who is Devin Starlanyl?
Devin’s formal medical training was in emergency room
medicine. She also has experience in hospice work, 4 years
in local public health, 8 years as technical director of Chemdex, Inc. pharmaceutical manufacturing including work
with FDA setting up bioavailability studies and research
task force with Hans Selye (Father of Stress Medicine),
Emergency Planner for Vermont Yankee Nuclear (ER and local
emergency drills, special needs program, etc.).
Devin did early research in the field of tissue culture,
infectious disease and astrobiology.
What Devin learned
about FMS and CMP was acquired after formal schooling was
over — after the "FMS and CMP" degrees. Devin has
completed many hours of Continuing Medical Education credits
in FMS, CMP and related medical topics. Through this, Devin
has had the help of mentor David G. Simons, co-author of the
definitive texts on myofascial medicine with Janet G.
Travell (JFK’s White House physician). Devin is also an
Episcopal lay minister (VT),
a Mensa member, and a t’ai chi
How do I contact Devin Starlanyl?
Devin’s biggest challenge is to pace herself in spite of a
heavy correspondence load, research, education and writing
tasks and a rather formidable number of interests. Devin is
not available as an Expert Witness or to otherwise speak in
court cases, nor can she review case histories. Working on
the computer is a major perpetuating factor for some
myofascial trigger points. Many of your questions are answered
in the books, the video and on this website. Devin even wrote
a science fiction novel that will help explain fibromyalgia
and myofascial pain. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT DEVIN THROUGH SOVER.NET.
SoVer.Net is an internet carrier, not an answering service.
Can I copy the material on this website?
This material is under copyright, but handouts can be copied
and used for personal information or to educate your
caregivers if each handout is copied in entirety, giving
credit to the source. All health information should always
be carefully reviewed with your health care provider. The
holders of this website are not responsible for material taken
out of context, misuse of information, information on the
links, newsletters, or other resources, or any adverse affects
of recommendations stated in these resources.
resource sites that have commercial aspects are included
because of the value of the information on the sites.
Devin Starlanyl does not recommend the use of any particular
company or product. The views stated in the resources sections
(links, newsletters, etc.) do not necessarily reflect those of
Devin Starlanyl. Devin assumes no responsibility for any
discrepancies or errors contained in the resources.
people have requested that portions of books be posted on
their sites. Many sites now contain outdated information
from previous handouts and the first edition Survival Manual.
We have no way to update material on the websites of others. We no longer allow postings of our material on other websites
for this reason.
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