10 Tips for Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

5. Consider Acupuncture for Pain Management

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese therapy that involves the use of strategically placed fine needles. Despite this, it is minimally invasive, produces little pain, and is intended to stimulate areas of the body that have a rich supply of nerves to promote blood circulation, which in turn helps to regulate pain.

Pain control is the main reason some patients with fibromyalgia choose to receive this treatment. Acupuncture for pain control is also backed by scientific studies, one of which concluded that acupuncture is effective and safe and should be recommended for those suffering from its symptoms.

This study found that “acupuncture was more effective in relieving short-term and long-term pain than conventional medications. No serious adverse events were found during acupuncture.” Always choose a therapist who has evidence of experience working with fibromyalgia patients.

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