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Fibromyalgia is a syndrome involving chronic pain across all quadrants of the body. It is often associated with poor sleep and digestive disturbances such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Acupuncture has been recommended by many fibromyalgia specialists. There has been some research done in this area, with mixed results, and there is a desperate need for further research into this distressing condition.
Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia
The British Acupuncture Council has a great fact sheet about fibromyalgia, click here.
The Journal of Chinese Medicine online has some research summaries for acupuncture and Fibromyalgia (FMS): The Journal of Chinese Medicine Research Archive.
Dr Jacob Teitelbaum is an American doctor specializing in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. His website, www.endfatigue.com, is an excellent resource, as his book, ‘From Fatigued to Fantastic.’ He has a free fibromyalgia/CFS symptom analysis program. The CFS/FMS Symptom Analysis Program is a computer program that can create a treatment plan tailored to your specific CFS/FM symptoms (and lab results if available).