- Volume 27 Issue 2
Objectives This study aimed to review studies in Korean medicine for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Methods We conducted search across 3 electronic databases (Korean traditional knowledge portal, RISS, Oasis) to find studies for FMS in Korean medicine. Studies of Korean medicine for FMS were included and analysed. Results 15 studies were included. 2 studies were reviews and 13 studies were case reports. Total numbers of patients in case studies were 15. In case studies, acupuncture (100%), herbal medicine (76.9%), Korean physical therapy (69.2%), pharmacopuncture (53.8%), Chuna (46.1%) and moxibustion (30.7%) etc. were used. BL23 in acupuncture and CV12 in moxibustion were most frequently used. Gamisoyo-san in herbal medicine and visual analogue scale (VAS) in outcome measure were most frequently used. Conclusions This systematic review found encouraging but limited evidence of Korean medicine for FMS. I expect various trials such as randomized clinical trial or animal experimentation and more case reports. And systemic review for FMS in other national journals is needed.
Fibromyalgia;Fibromyalgia syndrome;FMS;Korean medicine;Systemic review
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