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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/pm/pnx263
  • Journal Name: PAIN MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.615-628
  • Keywords: Fibromyalgia, Treatment, Acupuncture, Serotonin, Substance P, Pain, ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, TURKISH VERSION, PAIN, ELECTROACUPUNCTURE, COMPLEMENTARY, TRYPTOPHAN, THERAPY, SERUM, NEUROENDOCRINE, MECHANISMS

Abstract

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).