Improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms with acupuncture: results of a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms with acupuncture: results of a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={David P. Martin and Christopher D. Sletten and Brent A Williams and Ines H. Berger},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={81 6},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that acupuncture improves symptoms of fibromyalgia. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective, partially blinded, controlled, randomized clinical trial of patients receiving true acupuncture compared with a control group of patients who received simulated acupuncture. All patients met American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia and had tried conservative symptomatic treatments other than acupuncture. We measured symptoms with the… 

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