10 Tips for Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

By Hannah de Gruchy / Lifestyle / October 17th, 2022

5. Consider Acupuncture for Pain Management

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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of therapy that involves the use of strategically placed thin needles. Despite this, it’s minimally invasive, results in little to no pain and aims to stimulate areas of the body that have a plentiful nerve supply in order to promote blood circulation which in turn helps to regulate pain.

Pain management is the main reason some fibromyalgia patients choose to have this therapy. Acupuncture for pain management is also backed up by scientific studies, with one concluding that acupuncture is effective and safe and should be recommended for those struggling with their symptoms.

This study found that “acupuncture was more effective in relieving pain in both the short and long term compared with conventional medication. No serious adverse events were found during acupuncture.”

Always choose a therapist with evidence of experience working with fibromyalgia patients.


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