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Does acupuncture help with chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Some studies show that acupuncture could reduce both mental and physical fatigue and depression in people who have ME/CFS.. Researchers have done some experiments that compare one treatment to another, or to no treatment at all. They found that certain types of massage, including tui na (a type of Chinese massage) might help with some symptoms like depression, fatigue, pain, and insomnia.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Chronic fatigue syndrome: A toolkit for providers.”

Kim, J. , July 2015. Trials

Lu, C. , August 2014. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu (Acupuncture Research)

Alraek, T. , printed online October 7, 2011. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, National Institutes of Health: “Tai chi and qi gong: In depth.”

Surawy, C. , January 2005. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Price, J. , July 2008. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Chambers, D. , October 2006. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

CDC: “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”

Allen, P. , April 2008. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

Castro-Marrero, J. , March 2015. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling

Kaslow, J. , November 1989. Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Anthony L Komaroff on December 04, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Chronic fatigue syndrome: A toolkit for providers.”

Kim, J. , July 2015. Trials

Lu, C. , August 2014. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu (Acupuncture Research)

Alraek, T. , printed online October 7, 2011. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, National Institutes of Health: “Tai chi and qi gong: In depth.”

Surawy, C. , January 2005. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Price, J. , July 2008. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Chambers, D. , October 2006. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

CDC: “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”

Allen, P. , April 2008. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

Castro-Marrero, J. , March 2015. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling

Kaslow, J. , November 1989. Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Anthony L Komaroff on December 04, 2018

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