Fibromyalgia symptoms are reduced by acupuncture: new analysis
Fibromyalgia and migraine are two conditions with the most favourable outcomes after acupuncture says a new evidence review published in a leading academic journal.
Recent years has seen growing interest in the use of acupuncture for various health conditions so a team set out to see how well it works for low back pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, neck pain and abdominal pain.
Studies about abdominal pain were not encouraging but “migraine and fibromyalgia are two conditions with the most favorable outcomes after acupuncture.”
Acupuncture also shows promise for reducing lower back pain and for short-term pain relief for those with neck pain.
How to choose an acupuncturist?
As acupuncturists have different levels of training, some achieve better results than others. However, three core organisations ensure their members have trained to a good level, so make sure the acupuncturist you are considering is a member of one of them:
- The British Acupuncture Council, visit www.acupuncture.org.uk or tel 020 8735 0400
- The British Medical Acupuncture Society, visit www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk or tel 01606 786782
- Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, visit www.aacp.org.uk or tel 01733 390007
Click here to read the original research.
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