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Vol. 19. Núm. 1.
Páginas 27-39 (Marzo 2012)
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Vol. 19. Núm. 1.
Páginas 27-39 (Marzo 2012)
DOI: 10.1016/S0121-8123(12)70037-3
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Acupuntura en el manejo complementario de la fibromialgia
Acupuncture as complementary treatment of fibromyalgya
Visitas
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Nelly Rodríguez Martínez1,
Autor para correspondencia
neroma30@hotmail.com

Correspondencia:.
, Mauricio Ángel Macías1
1 Maestría en Medicina Alternativa. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia
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Resumen

La fibromialgia es una entidad clínica que se presenta con frecuencia en la población y cuyo tratamiento, a pesar de los avances de la medicina moderna, no ha controlado la enfermedad; por este motivo se hace necesaria la búsqueda de nuevas herramientas terapéuticas. La acupuntura es una medicina alternativa que viene siendo aplicada con utilidad en el manejo integral de los pacientes con fibromialgia. Esta práctica ha mostrado ejercer acciones en el nivel molecular y del funcionamiento del sistema nervioso central que permiten pensar en la plausibilidad y utilidad del tratamiento como complemento al tratamiento convencional. Desde el modelo de la medicina basada en la evidencia ya han comenzado a realizarse estudios; aun los resultados son contradictorios, y es por ello que se deben desarrollar más ensayos clínicos de buena calidad metodológica y con métodos apropiados, que permitan en su desarrollo la adecuada aplicación de la acupuntura desde el entendimiento clínico de la medicina tradicional china.

Palabras clave:
fibromialgia
fisiopatología
acupuntura
medicina alternativa/complementaria
Summary

Fibromyalgia is a clinical condition that occurs frequently in the population and whose treatment despite the advances of modern medicine has not controlled the disease, which is why it is necessary to search for new therapeutic tools. Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that has been applied usefully in the comprehensive management of patients with fibromyalgia. This practice has been shown to exert actions at the molecular level and the central nervous system function which suggest the plausibility and utility of treatment as an adjunct treatment to conventional therapy. From evidence-based medicine model have begun to perform studies, although the results are contradictory, and therefore to be developed further clinical trials of good methodological quality and appropriate methods that allow in its development proper application of acupuncture from the clinical understanding of traditional chinese medicine.

Key words:
fibromyalgia
physiopathology
acupuncture
alternative/complementary medicine
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