Acupuncture and Pain Processing

Trial ID or NCT#



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The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that acupuncture will reduce Fibromyalgia pain, via alterations in the processing of pain in the central nervous system.

Official Title

Acupuncture and Pain Processing

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 50 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Age 18-50 2. Fibromyalgia patient OR healthy control 3. No current opioid use 4. Patients: must have had Fibromyalgia for 6 months or longer
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Inflammatory disorder (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis) 2. Current untreated depression 3. Active infection 4. Healthy controls: pain disorder or major medical condition that in the discretion of the investigator interfere with the validity of the study 5. Heart disease or use of a cardiac pacemaker


Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
Pain management specialist, Pain management specialist, Anesthesiologist
Redlich Professor, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, of Neurology

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Noorulain Noor