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TARGINO et al., Division of Physical Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Ave. Giovanni Gronchi, 1106 Sao Paulo, Brazil,, review (36 references) acupuncture treatment for pain in patients with fibromyalgia .


Fibromyalgia is a chronic, painful musculoskeletal syndrome of unknown etiology. Several complementary therapies have been used in an attempt to decrease symptoms . This article presents a literature review of acupuncture trials for the condition.



Application of traditional acupuncture results in positive rates on a Pain VAS, myalgic index, number of tender points, and improvement in quality of life as measured by the SF-36 questionnaire.



Targino RA, Imamura M, Kaziyama HHS, Souza LPM, Hsing WT, Imamura ST, et al. Pain treatment with acupuncture for patients with fibromyalgia. Current Pain and Headache Reports 6 (5): 379-383, Oct 2002.

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