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BET 2: Acupuncture and fibromyalgia
  1. Laura Goldie1,
  2. Kerstin Hogg2
  1. 1Rotational Physiotherapist Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK;
  2. 2Emergency physician, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


A shortcut review was carried out to see if acupuncture is an effective pain treatment in fibromyalgia. One Cochrane review and five subsequent papers and conference abstracts were identified. There are no large studies addressing this question and acupuncture has been compared with many different treatment modalities. Acupuncture may be a valid treatment for pain in fibromyalgia, but more research is required to validate this.

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