Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O., M.R.O.
There have been few clinical trials involving bodywork in treating fibromyalgia however there is abundant evidence of the successful use of various methods for treating trigger points including injection of saline of procaine or even of simply ‘dry needling’ the trigger points. In one study 46% of those people with MPS treated found that this approach offered them the longest lasting relief of symptoms compared with other forms of treatment they had received. 69% required less medication for some time afterwards.
1. Dr. P. Baldry Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1993
2. DeLuze C et al Electroacupuncture in fibromyalgia British Medical Journal 21 October 1992 pp1249 -1252
3. Sandford Kiser R et al Acupuncture relief of chronic pain syndrome correlates with increased plasma metenkephalin concentrations Lancet 1983: ii: 1394-1396
Dr. Chaitow is a practicing naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the UK, with over forty years clinical experience. He regularly lectures in the USA and Europe, and has written over 60 books on natural health and alternative medicine.