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Effect of Manual Acupuncture and Qi Gong on Stress in Fibromyalgia Patients with Fibromyalgia, Case Series

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Fibromyalgia is a pathology characterised by chronic widespread pain, predominantly musculoskeletal, being the second most prevalent cause of chronic pain; at the same time, people who suffer from it tend to have greater difficulty in adapting to their environment and traumatic events, and may even have a permanent inability to perform basic activities of daily living, resulting in a greater negative response that is reflected in increased levels of stress. According to epidemiological statistics in Mexico, fibromyalgia is positioned as a high impact public health problem. The present descriptive, experimental, longitudinal and case series design study with a sample of 3 patients, in which the effect of manual acupuncture and Qi Gong on stress in fibromyalgia patients is analysed reflects a decrease in the impact of fibromyalgia assessed by Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), decrease in the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in respect of The Spanish version of the Cohen Perceived Stress Scale adapted to Mexico shows a decrease in perceived stress levels. Thus, the application of the items Neiguan PC6, Yanglingquan VB34 and Xingjian H2, in a bilateral way for 20 minutes and the incorporation of the practice of the series Ba Duan Jin series of Qi Gong for 30 minutes, during 10 sessions, favour a greater adaptability to stress, improving the quality of life.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijcm.20230701.12
Published in International Journal of Chinese Medicine ( Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2023 )
Page(s) 10-18
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Fibromyalgia, Stress, Inflammation, Acupuncture, Qi Gong

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