Acupuncture may lower risk of heart disease in people with fibromyalgia says large new study

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acupuncture, fibromyalgia, heart attack, coronary heart disease, arthritis information, arthritis magazineAcupuncture appears to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in people with fibromyalgia, experts reveal in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

Another recent study showed that people with fibromyalgia are twice as likely to have a heart attack than people without fibromyalgia, so a team set out to understand if acupuncture can decrease the risk.

They looked at data from 58,899 people with fibromyalgia and took into account age, gender, statin use and comorbidities.

Incidence of coronary heart disease was significantly lower in people who had acupuncture.

“Our study confirmed that acupuncture reduced the risk of coronary heart disease in patients with fibromyalgia in Taiwan,” the research group concludes. “Further clinical and mechanistic studies are warranted.”

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