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Is accupunture good for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
8 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

It doesn't replace exercise or sleep, but it is a great supplement for managing symptoms.

In brief: Maybe

It doesn't replace exercise or sleep, but it is a great supplement for managing symptoms.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Acupuncture can help pain from fibromyalgia by resetting the nervous system. It doesn't replace exercise or sleep, but it is a great supplement for managing symptoms.

In brief: Possibly

Acupuncture can help pain from fibromyalgia by resetting the nervous system. It doesn't replace exercise or sleep, but it is a great supplement for managing symptoms.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Dr. Lauren Elson
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Worth a try

Acupuncture is quite valuable for many pain control situations, and may be a game changer. But if you have at least 4 sessions, and fail to benefit, unlikely that it will be ultimately useful.
Good luck.

In brief: Worth a try

Acupuncture is quite valuable for many pain control situations, and may be a game changer. But if you have at least 4 sessions, and fail to benefit, unlikely that it will be ultimately useful.
Good luck.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Sometimes a different type of acupuncture may make the difference. 5 Gates is often beneficial.
Dr. Sheeja Francis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Accupuncture is relatively safe and can help with reducing pain.
However, for fibromyalgia, adequate sleep and regular aerobic exercise are most important. Try taichi also.

In brief: Possibly

Accupuncture is relatively safe and can help with reducing pain.
However, for fibromyalgia, adequate sleep and regular aerobic exercise are most important. Try taichi also.
Dr. Sheeja Francis
Dr. Sheeja Francis
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Often yes

Stress and depressive symptoms often exacerbate fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture can be used to help with these issues which often results in reduced pain.

In brief: Often yes

Stress and depressive symptoms often exacerbate fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture can be used to help with these issues which often results in reduced pain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Temporarily

? if acupuncture (AP) "good for fibromyalgia (FM)".
AP temporarily treats pain & intestinal dysfunctions, but effects are transitory. A similar therapy is trigger point injections or even dry needling of trigger points; treating symptoms not cause, which is multifactorial soft tissue injuries causing pelvic & shoulder girdle instabilities, which beget chronic widespread painful muscle spasms.

In brief: Temporarily

? if acupuncture (AP) "good for fibromyalgia (FM)".
AP temporarily treats pain & intestinal dysfunctions, but effects are transitory. A similar therapy is trigger point injections or even dry needling of trigger points; treating symptoms not cause, which is multifactorial soft tissue injuries causing pelvic & shoulder girdle instabilities, which beget chronic widespread painful muscle spasms.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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