Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Women are much more likely to develop the disorder than are men, and the risk of fibromyalgia increases with age.Fibromyalgia symptoms often begin after a physical or emotional trauma, but in many cases there appears to be no triggering event. Signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary, depending on the weather, stress, physical activity or even the time of day.Acupuncture is a valuable method to increase pain control in these patients, and this effect does not seem to be due to a placebo effect. The treatment frequency is once a week for six weeks. When the patient begins to improve, the treatment frequency is reduced to every other week.Usually within 8-10 treatments the patient is able to feel the improvement: pain is reduced; pain medication usage reduced or discontinued; and there is improvement in the sleeping pattern and the body's energy.