I know someone for whom acupuncture as a godsend in FM but this study - a metastudy that examined the results of six other studies - states its no better than placebo. What to make of this? It could reflect that some researchers feel the FM population is almost as subset ridden as the ME/CFS one. If that's true then the group that benefits from acupuncture could be swamped from those that do not. The test of significance in research is a high one; there has to be a less than 5% chance that the result is a result of random error. Or it could be that acupuncture really is not very effective in most FM patients. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19590596?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum Has anyone tried acupuncture for FM?