Complementary treatment in fibromyalgia: Combination of somatic and abdominal acupuncture

Cristina Iannuccelli, Franca Mannocci, Maria Paola Guzzo, Marta Olivieri, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Fabiola Atzeni, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Guido Valesini, Manuela Di Franco

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Abstract

Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome characterised by widespread pain associated with a variety of other signs and symptoms. The emerging consensus indicates that the best approach to treatment involves the combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Since acupuncture is a tool of traditional Chinese medicine increasingly used as an alternative or complementary therapy for the treatment of pain, the present study aimed to combine two different acupunctural methods (the somatic and abdominal one) in the treatment of 30 consecutive female FM patients and to evaluate the reduction of pain and the well-being state. The results showed a statistically significant reduction of the number of tender points and of pain. Moreover we observed a statistically significant reduction of FIQ, FAS, HAQ, disease activity VAS, ZSAS, ZSDS at the end of the treatment. In conclusion, these data suggest that the combination of two types of acupuncture could be a useful complementary treatment in FM patients, not only to control pain but also to improve associated symptoms and quality of life. As a result, acupuncture could be very useful to relieve pain in a multidisciplinary setting.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume30
Issue numberSUPPL.74
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Fibromyalgia
Acupuncture
Pain
ametantrone
Complementary Therapies
Therapeutics
Chinese Traditional Medicine
Signs and Symptoms
Consensus
Quality of Life
Pharmacology

Keywords

  • Acupuncture
  • Complementary treatment
  • Fibromyalgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Iannuccelli, C., Mannocci, F., Guzzo, M. P., Olivieri, M., Gerardi, M. C., Atzeni, F., ... Di Franco, M. (2012). Complementary treatment in fibromyalgia: Combination of somatic and abdominal acupuncture. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 30(SUPPL.74).

Complementary treatment in fibromyalgia : Combination of somatic and abdominal acupuncture. / Iannuccelli, Cristina; Mannocci, Franca; Guzzo, Maria Paola; Olivieri, Marta; Gerardi, Maria Chiara; Atzeni, Fabiola; Sarzi-Puttini, Piercarlo; Valesini, Guido; Di Franco, Manuela.

In: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, Vol. 30, No. SUPPL.74, 2012.

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Iannuccelli, C, Mannocci, F, Guzzo, MP, Olivieri, M, Gerardi, MC, Atzeni, F, Sarzi-Puttini, P, Valesini, G & Di Franco, M 2012, 'Complementary treatment in fibromyalgia: Combination of somatic and abdominal acupuncture', Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, vol. 30, no. SUPPL.74.
Iannuccelli C, Mannocci F, Guzzo MP, Olivieri M, Gerardi MC, Atzeni F et al. Complementary treatment in fibromyalgia: Combination of somatic and abdominal acupuncture. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2012;30(SUPPL.74).
Iannuccelli, Cristina ; Mannocci, Franca ; Guzzo, Maria Paola ; Olivieri, Marta ; Gerardi, Maria Chiara ; Atzeni, Fabiola ; Sarzi-Puttini, Piercarlo ; Valesini, Guido ; Di Franco, Manuela. / Complementary treatment in fibromyalgia : Combination of somatic and abdominal acupuncture. In: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2012 ; Vol. 30, No. SUPPL.74.
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