When there is pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, stiffness, and anxiety, acupuncture is an excellent choice for treatment. There are several studies showing that acupuncture improves pain and stiffness in patients with fibromyalgia, as well as improving sleep and general sense of well-being. It is recommended that patients with fibromyalgia couple of their therapy with exercise and a nutrition plan.
With acupuncture, the insertion of needles causes a release of endorphins into the bloodstream. Endorphins are the body's natural opioids and this causes pain reduction as well as removal of energy blockages. Acupuncture alters brain chemistry.