If you are currently suffering from issues related to fibromyalgia, it’s important that you know your options. Nerve pain is an issue that too many of us face, and knowing where to find fibromyalgia treatment is the first step in feeling better and living a better life. You deserve to feel great and live your best life everyday, but with fibromyalgia standing in your way, it becomes increasingly difficult. The good news is there’s fibromyalgia treatment available.
Here are some things you need to know regarding this issue.
What are common symptoms of fibromyalgia?Widespread musculoskeletal pain
A constant dull ache, above and below waist on both sides of body, lasted for at least three months
Pain or cramping in the lower abdomen acupuncture for fibromyalgia
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
Sleeping often disrupted by pain
Accompanied by restless leg syndrome
Often awaken tired, even though sleeping for long periods of time
Commonly referred as “fibro fog”
Impaired ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks
Irritable bowel syndrome
What are the causes?Clear causes are still unknown, but it most likely involves a variety of factors working together, including:
Post-traumatic psychological stress
Gradually accumulated over time with no single triggering event
How does it happen?Researchers believe that repeated nerve stimulation causes fibromyalgia, which further amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way brain processes pain signals. This change involves an abnormal increase in levels of certain chemicals in the brain that signal pain (neurotransmitters). In addition, the brain’s pain receptors seem to develop a sort of memory of the pain and become more sensitive, meaning they can overreact to pain signals.
Who are more likely to develop fibromyalgia?Women
Someone having a diagnosed relative
Rheumatic disease patients
What is the cure?No cure, but medications can help control symptoms.acupuncture treatment for fibromyalgia
What is good for fibromyalgia patients?Relaxation to reduce stress
What oriental medicine and acupuncture can do for fibromyalgia?Oriental medicine and acupuncture for pain and stress management is not new. It has have been practiced for thousands of years in East Asia. But its use has become more popular in recent years, especially with people who have chronic illnesses, such as fibromyalgia.Acupuncture is an oriental medicine modality, based on restoring a normal balance of life forces by inserting very fine needles through the skin to various depths. According to Western theories of acupuncture, the needles cause changes in blood flow and levels of neurotransmitters in the brain and spinal cord. The effectiveness of acupuncture in fibromyalgia treatment depends on patient’s individual body condition and sensitivity of response to this modality.
Why choose Lee Acupuncture for fibromyalgia acupuncture treatment?Widely trusted by local physicians, we have treated many fibromyalgia cases successfully since 2002. Between May 2012 and March 2013, we conducted a study of acupuncture’s effectiveness in relieving physical and emotional problems among fibromyalgia patients. Participant samples are patients of Dr. Samy K Metyas, board certified rheumatologist, from Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation. Participants received 8- or 16-week acupuncture treatment with 30-minute per session, twice per week along with their routine medication. Four needle techniques were performed on Master Tung’s Points. Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) made by Robert M. Bennett Group was used to measure improvements of conditions before and after acupuncture treatment. Significant findings were a reduction in depression, anxiety, physical pain, muscle stiffness; and an increase in memory, sleeping quality, self-rated feelings of well-being and life quality in general.
If you would like help finding the solution to your pain problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us for issues with fibromyalgia today.