The majority of fibromyalgia patients try alternative treatments to relieve their symptoms.  Acupuncture might be one that will help.   A study published in the June edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows acupuncture can relieve fatigue and anxiety in fibromyalgia patients for up to seven months after treatment.

Studies using images of the brain show that acupuncture raises your pain threshold, which is low in patients with fibromyalgia, and therefore produces long term pain relief.  One experiment using brain scans showed that acupuncture can deactivate part of the brain’s pain matrix.

The potential benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Less Pain
  • Better sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Possible immune system boost
  • Better overall health