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Acupuncture to assist with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Date Published: 3 Sep, 2017

If you experience musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, dietary or sleep disorders, then this is an interesting read.

In our Gold Coast Acupuncture clinic, we can offer acupuncture treatments specific to symptoms related to Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Fibromyalgia is commonly characterized by musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep and poor memory or mood issues.

Fortunately acupuncture research is becoming more evident, with research suggesting that acupuncture can help neuroendocrine dysfunctions by stimulating endorphins in the mid brain (1). Endorphins have multiple homeostatic effects specifically related to symptoms of Fibromyalgia or CFS due to the effects on the endocrine system and the way our brain processes pain signals.

A study in 2016 showed efficacy in using Acupuncture to help relieve pain in those suffering fibromyalgia, with only mild and infrequent side affects for some patients (2).

effects of Acupuncture on Fibromyalgia or Chronic FatigueIf you have ever encountered one of these conditions, our acupuncture treatments can assist in rebalancing your endorphins and corticotrophin-releasing hormones allowing you to handle stressful situations better, reduce pain and enhance your moods and general well being.

Here at Haynes Acupuncture we focus specifically on our patient’s signs and symptoms ensuring our treatments are tailored to your own individual health concerns.

If you are experiencing some of the following symptoms, it may be
possible you are suffering from Fibromyalgia or Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome.

  • Fatigue
  • Difficultly concentrating
  • Depression / Mood changes
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Anemia/low platelets
  • Headaches
  • Painful lymph nodes
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle ache
  • Joint aches
  • Fever
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Allergies
  • Rash
  • Rapid pulse
  • Chest pain


At Haynes Acupuncture we have a thorough understanding of Western Medicine with utilization of Eastern techniques ensuring we look at your body entirely for the best possible outcome.

These symptoms can hinder your every day lifestyle activities, work or family commitments. We take this into account and provide our deepest support, emotionally and physically by providing tailored treatments, dietary and lifestyle advice to guide you along a path of recovery for improved quality of life.



  1. McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised edition). Brisbane: Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; 2017.
  2. Vas, J et al. 2016, ‘Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia in Primary Care: A Randomised Controlled Trial’, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. 


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