Blog posts in: Acupuncture and fibromyalgia

Blog posts in: Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain: It works! According to a Meta-Analysis published by JAMA, a respected medical journal, acupuncture has been shown to be effective for chronic pain. In this study, they compared acupuncture to sham- acupuncture, and found statistically relevant differences in treatment outcomes comparing the two groups. What is wonderful about this particular analysis is that the sheer number of cases studied was enormous—in all the individual studies that were analyzed, there...

Using Acupuncture for pain as a substitute for drugs like morphine A study recently released by UCSF school of medicine showed that acupuncture is as effective as morphine for treating pain. That means that patients can feel confident that using acupuncture for pain will likely be a safe, drug-free way to manage their pain. Another study recently published in JAMA, formerly Archives of Internal Medicine and a widely respected peer reviewed medical journal, showed that...

It is absolutely unnecessary to be endlessly debilitated by Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia.  But as the days get colder and shorter as we progress into fall, I begin to see an increase in patients coming in for acupuncture with these symptoms. Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia in the Acupuncture Clinic A major increase in symptoms in the winter months can be explained by the fact that Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia is often due to depleted Qi, and according to Chinese...

A recent study by the Mayo Clinic reported that acupuncture helps Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). One month after this double-blind study was conducted, patients’ Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire revealed marked improvement. David Martin, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the acupuncture article and a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist, said, “The results of this study convince me that there is something more than the placebo effect to acupuncture.” He added, “It affirms a lot of clinical impressions that this complementary...