Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. It may be worse at some times than at others. It may also change location, usually becoming more severe in parts of the body that are used most.
Acupuncture can help with specific symptoms such as pain, muscle fatigue and headache but can also have ancillary benefits such as improved sleep, relaxation, and results in a feeling of improved wellbeing.
This is backed up by research findings:
- Zhang W, Liu ZS, Xu HR, Liu YS (2011) found that Acupuncture has a good therapeutic effect (including immediate and midterm effect) in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome patients.
- Liu CZ, Lei B (2012) found that Acupuncture can adjust metabolism of serum oxygen free radicals in CFS.
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