A recent study compared the effectiveness of acupuncture with fluoxetine (generic Prozac) in the treatment of fibromyalgia.

After four weeks, the acupuncture group was markedly better than the control group in the number of tender points. At the end of one year of the follow up, patients who received acupuncture were significantly better than the control group in all measures.

Fatigue and anxiety were the most significantly improved symptoms during the follow up period. And, of course, the acupuncture did not have any side effects.