A Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture Added to Usual Treatment for Fibromyalgia

  title={A Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture Added to Usual Treatment for Fibromyalgia},
  author={Rosa Alves Targino and Marta Imamura and Helena Hideko Seguchi Kaziyama and Luiz P M Souza and Wu Tu Hsing and Andrea D Furlan and Satiko Tomikawa Imamura and Raymundo Soares de Azevedo Neto},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  volume={40 7},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for fibromyalgia. METHODS Fifty-eight women with fibromyalgia were allocated randomly to receive either acupuncture together with tricyclic antidepressants and exercise (n=34), or tricyclic antidepressants and exercise only (n=24). Patients rated their pain on a visual analogue scale. A blinded assessor evaluated both the mean pressure pain threshold value over all 18 fibromyalgia points and quality of life using SF-36. RESULTS At the… CONTINUE READING


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