Acupuncture is as good as physiotherapy for improving balance and posture in women with fibromyalgia, Spanish researchers have found. One hundred and thirty-five participants were randomised to either a core stability physiotherapy group, an acupuncture treatment group, or a no-treatment control group for 13 weeks. Acupuncture was performed at Baihui DU-20, Zusanli ST-36 and Kunlun BL-60. Treatment groups received two sessions of therapy per week, for a total of 10 sessions. The results showed statistically significant improvements in both the acupuncture and physiotherapy groups versus the control group in terms of balance, time taken to stand up and ten metre walking speed. No significant differences were found between the physiotherapy and acupuncture groups. (Effectiveness of acupuncture vs. core stability training in balance and functional capacity of women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Clin. Rehabil. 2020 May;34(5):630-645).