Has anyone tried acupuncture and does it work?
Thanku and will do, will prob be a while as referral will take ages x
Thanku doctors referring me for hydrotherapy now anyways so think I'll try that before I try acupuncture x
There is lack quality evidence to prove that acupuncture works for anything, let alone fibro. This being said, I haven't actually tried it myself - mainly because I don't even think the placebo effect will work on me. You're better off trying something like hydrotherapy with gentle exercise, I find hot water does me the world of good!
However, here is a really good link: http://www.cochrane.org/CD007070/MUSKEL_acupuncture-for-fibromyalgia# this may help you make an educated decision, as it did show in a small sample size (only 400 people) that their pain scores decreased slightly after having acupuncture.
OK thanku I'm being referred for hydrotherapy so I may leave the acupuncture for a while