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Acupuncture lessens pain intensity in Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

A study done by Dr Jorge Vas, at the Pain Treatment Unit, Doña Mercedes Primary Health Centre, Sevilla, Spain showed that individualised acupuncture treatment in primary care in patients with fibromyalgia proved effective in terms of pain relief.

In the study this was compared with people who had placebo acupuncture treatments. The good effects of these real, individualised, acupuncture treatments were still felt 1 year later and side effects were mild and infrequent.

Nine weekly sessions of individually tailored acupuncture lessened perceived pain intensity in people with fibromyalgia...  It also improved their ability to function in their day to day life and their quality of life.  Therefore the study concluded that the use of individualised acupuncture in patients with fibromyalgia is definitely recommended.

Have you tried acupuncture to help your pain symptoms? I would love to hear about it in the comments.

You may also like these other articles about Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia and Did acupuncture help your fibromyalgia?

Read more at BMJ
This article is linked at Fibro Friday

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