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Titolo:
Changes in microcirculation above tender points in patients with fibromyalgia mediated by acupuncture
Autore:
Sprott, H; Jeschonneck, M; Grohmann, G; Hein, G;
Indirizzi:
Univ Spital Zurich, Rheumaklin, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Spital Zurich Zurich Switzerland CH-8091 H-8091 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Spital Zurich, Inst Med Phys, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland Univ SpitalZurich Zurich Switzerland CH-8091 H-8091 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Jena, Klin Innere Med 4, D-6900 Jena, Germany Univ Jena Jena Germany D-6900 a, Klin Innere Med 4, D-6900 Jena, Germany Univ Jena, Innere Med Klin 3, D-6900 Jena, Germany Univ Jena Jena Germany D-6900 a, Innere Med Klin 3, D-6900 Jena, Germany
Titolo Testata:
WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
fascicolo: 13, volume: 112, anno: 2000,
pagine: 580 - 586
SICI:
0043-5325(20000707)112:13<580:CIMATP>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
GER
Soggetto:
GENERALIZED TENDOMYOPATHY FIBROMYALGIA; REGIONAL SYMPATHETIC BLOCKADE; TISSUE BLOOD-FLOW; SKELETAL-MUSCLE; PRESSURE-PAIN; SUBSTANCE-P; STIMULATION; DIAGNOSIS; EXERCISE; DISEASE;
Keywords:
fibromyalgia; blood flow; laser flowmetry; temperature; algometry; acupuncture;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
39
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sprott, H Univ Spital Zurich, Rheumaklin, Gloriastr 25, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Spital Zurich Gloriastr 25 Zurich Switzerland CH-8091 land
Citazione:
H. Sprott et al., "Changes in microcirculation above tender points in patients with fibromyalgia mediated by acupuncture", WIEN KLIN W, 112(13), 2000, pp. 580-586

Abstract

Apart from widespread pain which is the main symptom of fibromyalgia, a great variety of functional and vegetative changes occur in the presence of this disease. Such changes include alterations in microcirculation, which may cause pain. A preliminary study demonstrated a reduction in regional blood flow above "tender points" in fibromyalgia patients compared with healthycontrols. A consensus statement of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)states that acupuncture is a sufficient adjuvant method to treat patients with fibromyalgia. The aim of the present study was to determine parametersto measure the effectiveness of a specific treatment modality (such as acupuncture) in addition to the patient's subjective assessment of acupuncturetreatment. Twenty patients with fibromyalgia according to the ACR and the Muller/Lautenschlager criteria were included in the study. Acupuncture was performed and adapted to individual needs in accordance with a specific protocol. Fiverepresentative "tender points" were examined before and after therapy by laser flowmetry, and the data were compared with temperature measurement anddolorimetry. Increased blood flaw was registered above all "tender points" after acupuncture. Skin temperature had increased in 10/12 tender points by a mean of 0.45 degrees C. The number of "tender points" were reduced from 16.1 to 13.8after therapy. The pain threshold increased in 10/12 "tender points". These data suggest that acupuncture is a useful method to treat patients with fibromyalgia. Besides normalisation of clinical parameters, the improvement in microcirculation above "tender points" may alleviate pain.

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