Did acupuncture help your fibromyalgia?

Acupuncture provides beneficial effects for people with fibromyalgia. See some of the evidence here through published research reports.

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

New research:
Acupuncture Relieves Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia.

"The results of the study convince me there is something more than the placebo effect to acupuncture," says David Martin, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the acupuncture article and a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist. "It affirms a lot of clinical impressions that this complementary medical technique is helpful for patients." Dr. Martin performed the study at Mayo Clinic with co-authors Ines Berger, M.D.; Christopher Sletten, Ph.D.; and Brent Williams.

In the Mayo Clinic trial, fibro patients, who received acupuncture, reported improvement in fatigue and anxiety and other symptoms.

Previous research published in Clinical Rheumatology concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FMS). 

How many times are they going to research this? Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment system that has been practiced for more than 2,500 years in China. Acupuncture helps. Acupuncture provides beneficial effects for people with fibromyalgia. Stop wasting money on research and just start telling people that acupuncture can give them some relief.

Have you tried acupuncture? Did it help you? Please post below so we can get a list of evidence from real people with fibromyalgia.

Read my own treatment results with acupuncture

These studies all demonstate that acupuncture can reduce symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, specifically pain and quality of life..

Effects of acupuncture on patients with fibromyalgia: study protocol of a multicentre randomized controlled trial. 2011 Pain Treatment Unit, Doña Mercedes Primary Health Care Centre, Dos Hermanas, Spain.

Traditional Chinese Medicine for treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. 2010 Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China. CONCLUSION: Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies appear to be effective for treating FM

Effects of acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia: A preliminary randomised controlled trial Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine, Nantan, Kyoto. CONCLUSION: The present study suggests that acupuncture treatment is effective to relieve pain for FM patients in terms of QoL and FIQ.

A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture added to usual treatment for fibromyalgia.2008 Departamento de Patologia, Sao Paulo, Brazil. CONCLUSION: Addition of acupuncture to usual treatments for fibromyalgia may be beneficial for pain and quality of life for 3 months after the end of treatment.

Effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia.2006 Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, USA. CONCLUSIONS: Significant improvement was experienced by participants at 8 weeks of treatment. Acupuncture treatment as delivered was effective at reducing FMS symptoms in this outcome study.

Improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms with acupuncture: results of a randomized controlled trial 2006 Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA. CONCLUSIONS: We found that acupuncture significantly improved symptoms of fibromyalgia. Symptomatic improvement was not restricted to pain relief and was most significant for fatigue and anxiety

Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia? 1999 Complementary Medicine Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21207, USA.

Did acupuncture help your Fibromyalgia?

This article is linked up at Fibro Friday


  1. Anonymous5:41 AM

    I use acupuncture and massage. They stop the worst pain and give me almost instant relief. I sleep well for 2-3 days after.

    1. That sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing that here

  2. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Aaaahhh... the eternal question of when the scientists will finally say that something actually works instead of continually studying it. It's frustrating all around; they do the same thing with massage. The problem with both acupuncture and massage is that they are individualized treatments, so the exact acu points that work for one person may not work for another. My guess is that they are testing different meridians (or at least different combinations of points) so it makes the research base more complete, which in the long run is great, but in the short term is extremely frustrating.

  3. Anonymous7:16 PM

    Yes I got over my fear and was willing to try anything for a nights sleep ans some pain relief
    I am very thankful for Physical Therapist who recomened a single needle at a time approach
    I felt main relief immmediately, not totally gone bud much mor tolerable life is better now

    1. That's just amazing, so happy that acupuncture has helped you.

  4. Anonymous9:28 PM

    ABSOLUTELY!! Acupuncture is the only thing that has helped!

  5. It has been a month since I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It was quite tough for me to handle myself and also my family. But the most amazing part is that my family has been there for always. So its a blessing for me. I am also trying to get fibromyalgia treatmentsince it is really effective.

    1. Hi Jaqulin, so glad you have family support as I think this is not only helpful physically but also emotionally. Good luck with the fibromyalgia treatments


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