The Effect of Acupuncture Treatment on Fibromyalgia Syndrome-Four Cases of Electrical Acupuncture Treatment for Chronic Muscle Pain-

Kazunori ITOH, Hideki OCHI, Hiroshi KITAKOJI
2004 Kampo Medicine  
Four fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) patients with complaints of widespread pain, fatigue and difficulty sleeping received acupuncture therapy. The effects of acupuncture treatment were evaluated using a visual analogue scale (VAS), and a pain disability assessment scale (PDAS). After whole body acupuncture treatments, VAS and PDAS values were almost unchanged. However, VAS and PDAS values improved following a 3-treatment course of FMS-specific acupuncture treatments (electroacupuncture at the
more » ... cteristic tender points of FMS). These results suggest that FMS-specific acupuncture treatment of fibromyalgia patients may relieve their commonly reported symptoms of pain, and fatigue.
doi:10.3937/kampomed.55.331 fatcat:bbyidbn4xfhjdfjpkptixmijmm