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Is there any evidence that acupressure is better than pain pills for controlling fibromyalgia pain?
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
In brief: No
Accupressure should be used as adjuvant to pain medications, as well as massage therapy, water aerobics, and healthy lifestyle.
They should all be complimentary.

In brief: No
Accupressure should be used as adjuvant to pain medications, as well as massage therapy, water aerobics, and healthy lifestyle.
They should all be complimentary.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
In brief: No
Since the cause of fm is not known, there is no standard treatment.
It is generally accepted that it is not a good idea to use "pain pills" (if you are speaking of opioid narcotics) in the treatment of fibromyalgia. There is no "better than", it is whatever works for you, but i would think that any reasonable and safe modality other than pain pills would be "better" for the treatment of fm.

In brief: No
Since the cause of fm is not known, there is no standard treatment.
It is generally accepted that it is not a good idea to use "pain pills" (if you are speaking of opioid narcotics) in the treatment of fibromyalgia. There is no "better than", it is whatever works for you, but i would think that any reasonable and safe modality other than pain pills would be "better" for the treatment of fm.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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