As far back as 2006 a randomized controlled trial by the Mayo Clinic found that acupuncture reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The conclusion of researchers (David P. Martin, MD, PhD, Christopher D. Sletten, PhD, Brent A. Williams, MS andInes H. Berger, MD) was as follows:
“This study represents a prospective, blinded, randomized trial of acupuncture for patients with fibromyalgia. Acupuncture was well tolerated with minimal adverse effects. Symptoms of fibromyalgia improved in the acupuncture group to a greater extent than in the control group. Specific symptoms that showed the most significant improvements included fatigue andanxiety. The improvement was both clinically and statistically significant. Therefore, acupuncture may have a role in the symptomatic treatment of patients with fibromyalgia.”
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