Abstract: Clinical study on combination of acupuncture, cupping and medicine for treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 Jan;26(1):8-10.

[Article in Chinese]

Li CD, Fu XY, Jiang ZY, Yang XG, Huang SQ, Wang QF, Liu J, Chen Y.

Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of TCM, Sichuan 610072, China. changdutcm@163.com

OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture at five mental points and moving cupping on the Hechelu of the back on fibromyalgia syndrome (FS).

METHODS: Sixty-six cases who conformed to the criteria were randomly divided into the treatment group treated with acupuncture at five mental points, moving cupping on the Hechelu of the back and amitriptyline, and the control group treated with amitriptyline. Clinical therapeutic effects were assessed with McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) and HAMD depression scale.

RESULTS: The therapeutic effect of the treatment group was better than that of the control group with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION: Combination of acupuncture with cupping therapy is an effective therapy for fibromyalgia syndrome.

PMID: 16491748 [PubMed – in process]

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