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  • Acupuncture Beats Or Complements Drugs For Fibromyalgia Relief


    Source: HealthCMI

    Acupuncture alleviates fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Researchers from multiple independent investigations conclude that acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for fibromyalgia patients. One study finds acupuncture effective for enhancing the therapeutic benefits of medications and other studies find acupuncture, as a standalone therapy, more effective than medications for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Let’s take a look at each study, how they achieved clinical results, and the therapeutic benefits associated with each treatment protocol. First, a brief summary about fibromyalgia syndrome will get us started. FMS is characterized by widespread pain, heightened sensitivity to pain upon pressure, fatigue, and insomnia. FMS may also include other symptoms including digestion disorders, tingling, headaches, anxiety, and impaired cognition. Soft tissues are affected and there is focal tenderness at specific points. A literal translation of the word fibromyalgia is pain of the muscles and fibrous tissues …   Read More   →  

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