Chronic fatigue syndrome – Research
Acupuncture plus usual care may improve fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue (Kim 2015 – Multi-centre nonblinded RCT, n = 150)(1);
Zhang (2019 SA* MA) sixteen studies including 1346 candidates, showed a favourable effect of acupuncture on overall response rate compared with sham acupuncture Chinese herbal medicine. Acupuncture also appeared to significantly reduce fatigue severity (2).
- Kim JE, Seo BK, Choi JB, Kim HJ, Kim TH, Lee MH, et al. Acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue: a multicentre, nonblinded, randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015;16:314.
- Zhang Q, Gong J, Dong H, Xu S, Wang W, Huang G. Acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2019 Aug;37(4):211-22.