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

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.

Fibromyalgia, Stress, Inflammation, Acupuncture, Qi Gong

APA Style

Lizbeth Carbajal Cedillo, O., Belem Nava Castro, K., Lizbeth Torres Domínguez, L., Martínez García, Y. (2023). Effect of Manual Acupuncture and Qi Gong on Stress in Fibromyalgia Patients with Fibromyalgia, Case Series. International Journal of Chinese Medicine, 7(1), 10-18.

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Lizbeth Carbajal Cedillo, O.; Belem Nava Castro, K.; Lizbeth Torres Domínguez, L.; Martínez García, Y. Effect of Manual Acupuncture and Qi Gong on Stress in Fibromyalgia Patients with Fibromyalgia, Case Series. Int. J. Chin. Med. 2023, 7(1), 10-18. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20230701.12

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Lizbeth Carbajal Cedillo O, Belem Nava Castro K, Lizbeth Torres Domínguez L, Martínez García Y. Effect of Manual Acupuncture and Qi Gong on Stress in Fibromyalgia Patients with Fibromyalgia, Case Series. Int J Chin Med. 2023;7(1):10-18. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20230701.12

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