Effects of Acupuncture Treatment on Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Serotonin, and Substance P Levels: A Randomized Sham and Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

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Karatay S., Okur S. C. , UZKESER H., Yildirim K., Akcay F.

PAIN MEDICINE, vol.19, no.3, pp.615-628, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/pm/pnx263
  • Title of Journal : PAIN MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.615-628


Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture treatment on serum levels of serotonin and substance P (SP) as well as on clinical parameters in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).