Acupuncture helps Fibromyalgia

Research from Spain: acupuncture helps fibromyalgia. Spanish researchers have found that acupuncture helps fibromyalgia, specifically balance and posture in female patients. A total of 135 participants were randomised by a team at the University of Extremadura to one of three groups: a core stability physiotherapy group; an acupuncture treatment group; a no-treatment control group. Treatment groups received two sessions per week, for a total of 10 sessions.

As measured by balance, time taken to stand up, and 10 metre walking speed, both the acupuncture and physiotherapy groups showed statistically significant improvements compared with the control group. There were no significant differences between acupuncture and physiotherapy.

(Effectiveness of acupuncture vs. core stability training in balance and functional capacity of women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation Journal, 23 March 2020.)