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PEREIRA, Heloísa Salvador dos Santos; NUNES, Mariangela da Silva; RIBEIRO, Caíque Jordan Nunes  and  RIBEIRO, Maria do Carmo de Oliveira. The effects of acupuncture in fibromyalgia: integrative review. BrJP [online]. 2021, vol.4, n.1, pp.68-71.  Epub Mar 01, 2021. ISSN 2595-3192.


Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes constant musculoskeletal pain with an overall increased sensibility, with the possibility of hyperalgesia and/or allodynia, fatigue and sleep perturbation, as well as cognitive issues. Pharmacologic treatments are often not enough to relieve pain, causing patients to opt for alternative therapies such as acupuncture due to its good tolerance and low risk of adverse effects. The objective was to carry out an integrative review of acupuncture uses in the analgesia of patients with fibromyalgia.


The integrative review surveyed four databases (Scopus, PubMed, CINAHL and Bireme) with the following keywords: “analgesia”, “acupuncture”, and “fibromyalgia” collectively through the AND Boolean operator, including publications from January 2009 to December 2019. From the results of this query, eight articles were chosen.


Studies suggest that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of pain in patients with fibromyalgia, with improved quality of life and positive interference in sleep.

Keywords : Acupuncture; Analgesia; Chronic Pain; Fibromyalgia; Pain management.

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