A research trial underway at the University of Cincinnati is investigating the connection between brain stimulation and fibromyalgia pain. The trial is studying the application of Reduced Impedance Noninvasive Cortical Electrostimulation (RINCE) therapy, as part of a larger project to assess brain stimulation as a therapy for fibromyalgia pain.
RINCE therapy involves the nonsurgical application of electrodes to specific parts of the head for brief periods at defined intervals. Previous studies have found that transcranial magnetic stimulation showed potential in reducing fibromyalgia pain.
A news story about the research, with links to additional information, may be read here.