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Acupuncture, Treatment For Fibromyalgia

Updated: Aug 10, 2023



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Acupuncture, Treatment For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tender points. It is estimated that 2-8% of the population suffers from fibromyalgia, and it is more common in women than men. Despite advancements in the understanding of the disease, there is no widely accepted cure for fibromyalgia, and the treatments available are often inadequate in treating the symptoms of the disease.


Acupuncture is one form of alternative medicine that has shown promise in treating fibromyalgia. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in the body to stimulate the flow of energy. It is believed that blockages in the flow of energy are responsible for disease and that acupuncture can restore the flow or balance.


Several studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of using acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia. A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials found that acupuncture was significantly better than no treatment in reducing pain and improving the quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Another systematic review showed that acupuncture reduced pain, fatigue, and depression in patients with fibromyalgia.


Acupuncture is thought to work by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. It has also been suggested that acupuncture may reduce inflammation and improve the functioning of nerves and the nervous system.



Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that affects a significant proportion of the population. While there is no widely accepted cure, acupuncture has shown promise in treating the symptoms of the disease. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing pain and improving the quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post. If you have any more questions or concerns check out our Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find these help to answer most people's questions.



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