Treatment of fibromyalgia with formula acupuncture: investigation of needle placement, needle stimulation, and treatment frequency.

@article{Harris2005TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment of fibromyalgia with formula acupuncture: investigation of needle placement, needle stimulation, and treatment frequency.},
  author={Richard E. Harris and Xiaoming Tian and David A. Williams and Thomas X Tian and Thomas R. Cupps and Frank Petzke and Kimberly H. Groner and Pinaki Biswas and Richard H. Gracely and Daniel J. Clauw},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={
          663-71
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate whether typical acupuncture methods such as needle placement, needle stimulation, and treatment frequency were important factors in fibromyalgia symptom improvement. DESIGN/SETTINGS/SUBJECTS: A single-site, single-blind, randomized trial of 114 participants diagnosed with fibromyalgia for at least 1 year was performed. INTERVENTION Participants were randomized to one of four treatment groups: (1) T/S needles placed in traditional sites… 

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