ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

Curcumin Reverses the Cellular Damage of Chronic Stress

 
Print Page
Email Article

The Effectiveness of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia.

  [ 775 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Editor • www.ProHealth.com • May 30, 2006


The journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (March-April 2006) published the results of a clinical trial to measure the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The study was conducted at the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA. Background: Fibromyalgia is a disorder associated with musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms associated with pain, altered moods, and generalized disability. There are few generally accepted treatments plans. Fibromyalgia occurs predominately in women, and the triggering factors are not known. Study Design: There were 21 patients with an average age of 53.6 years that completed the study. Data measurements were taken at the beginning, after one month and after two months of treatment. A total of 17 acupuncture point associated with common Fibromyalgia symptoms were identified and used for treatment. Eight outcomes were measured by the use of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ). Study Results: The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) showed significant differences at both 1 and 2 months, with four of six items significantly changed. The average number of general health symptoms reported by patients was significantly decreased by 2 months. For the Catastrophe Index, significant differences were found after 2 months. Pain threshold scores were significantly reduced after 2 months for 5 bilateral tender points. There was significant improvement in measures of Depression (Beck score) for both the 1- and 2-month measurement periods. In a statistical analysis of five factors, the age of the patient and the initial level of the FIQ score were found to be significant in the outcome of the results. The higher the initial FIQ score, the greater were the positive results reported for acupuncture treatment by patients. The number of weeks the patients had previously been treated, the number of doctors they had seen and the number of general symptoms they had reported did not seem to predict the result score changes for the patient. Conclusion: Acupuncture treatment was effective at reducing FMS symptoms in this clinical study. Significant improvements were reported with 8 weeks of treatment. Authors: Singh BB, Wu WS, Hwang SH, Khorsan R, Der-Martirosian C, Vinjamury SP, Wang CN, Lin SY. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2006 Mar-Apr; 12(2):34-41.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Enhance Eyelashes Naturally Enhance Eyelashes Naturally
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map