Does acupuncture work for lupus?
There is no proof that acupuncture will universally help with pain, depression and/or weight gain. However, there are many people who feel that acupuncture has helped them and, as such, may be a treatment modality worth considering.
The best way to proceed would be to learn as much as you can about the treatment, speak to your physician about its appropriateness, and then get recommendations for a qualified practitioner, preferably someone who previously has worked with people with lupus.
Cynthia Aranow, MD
Professor, Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Dr. Cynthia Aranow is a rheumatologist specializing in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Read Bio