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3) first drew attention to this syndrome they somewhat confusingly referred to it as the ‘fibrositis’ syndrome, but, for the same reason that made this term unacceptable earlier in this century, it was soon abandoned and in 1981 it was re-named the fibromyalgia syndrome (Yunus et al 1981). 0 (Consensus document on fibromyalgia) (WHO 1993). Before discussing present knowledge concerning the pathophysiology of MPS and FS it will be first necessary in the next chapter to consider the various pain-arousing and pain-suppressing mechanisms present in the peripheral and central nervous systems.

In his paper he describes how by the use of acupuncture he alleviated the pain of various musculoskeletal disorders in eight patients. He says the latter were all so impressed with the result as to pronounce them as being magical! He, like Churchill, was unwilling to commit himself as to how inserting needles into the body could have a therapeutic effect, but he clearly thought that the Chinese were wrong in believing that it was due to noxious air being released from the tissues for he says: I shall not hazard a hypothesis of the modus operandi of acupuncturation but at the same time I am free to confess myself sceptical on the creed, that its effects are produced by the escape of air from the cellular membranes through the punctures made by needles.

Clarendon Press, Oxford da Camin F S 1834 Sulla agopuntura, con alcuni cenni sulla puntura elettrica. Antonelli, Venice da Camin F S 1837 Dell’agopuntura e della galvano-puntura. Osservazioni, Venice Dunglison R 1839 Acupuncture. In: New remedies. Waldie, Philadelphia, pp. 23–30 Elliotson J 1827 The use of the sulphate of copper in chronic diarrhoea together with an essay on acupuncture. Medicochirurgical transactions 13, part 2: 451–467 Elliotson J 1833 Acupuncture. Medical Magazine 1: 309–314 Gross S D 1859 A system of surgery, vol 1.

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