Exercise, Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

2014-08-27 03:12:11 | BioPortfolio


Set of real acupuncture treatment and supervised aerobic exercise have better efficacy in pediatric patients with fibromyalgia versus treatment with sham acupuncture and supervised aerobic exercise, as well as treatment versus combination with aerobic exercise and resistance exercise the major muscle groups, both supervised versus group control, who just get guidance for physical activity.


Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic musculoskeletal pain of unknown etiology. It is characterized by diffuse musculoskeletal pain or painful specific sites, usually accompanied by sleep disorders, fatigue, morning stiffness, chronic headaches, mental disorders and functional bowel. The diagnosis is essentially clinical, with no abnormal laboratory and radiological features Physical exercises are part of the treatment of fibromyalgia, but does not report studies in children. In general children with fibromyalgia are encouraged to a multidisciplinary treatment including medication, family education and child graduated aerobic exercise, psychotherapy, interventions to reduce pain, stress and improve sleep quality. To date no studies in medical literature with the use of acupuncture and supervised physical activity in juvenile fibromyalgia.

The significant sample of this disease, our recent publications in this research and the lack of systematic study of physical activity and acupuncture have stimulated this research. Assess pain reduction and improvement in quality of life in children and adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment




exercise training, acupuncture, Exercise, Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia


University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo


Enrolling by invitation


University of Sao Paulo

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