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Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia: Can It Help?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue. It is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as sleep problems, cognitive difficulties, and mood disorders. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, including fibromyalgia. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. When needles are inserted into acupuncture points, it is believed that they can help to balance the nervous system and reduce pain.


There is some evidence that acupuncture can be effective in treating fibromyalgia. A 2018 systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that acupuncture was effective in reducing pain and improving function in people with fibromyalgia. The review also found that acupuncture was well-tolerated and did not have any serious side effects.

Another study, published in 2019, found that acupuncture combined with conventional fibromyalgia treatment was more effective than conventional treatment alone in reducing pain and improving function.


The evidence suggests that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for fibromyalgia. If you are considering acupuncture for fibromyalgia, begin with calling today for a consultation with our doctor. 


If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture for fibromyalgia, please visit our website or contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.



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