How Acupuncture Helps Fibromyalgia
People diagnosed with fibromyalgia experience of symptoms, including fatigue, pain, stiffness, aches and muscle tenderness, along with sleep disorders and intestinal troubles.
How acupuncture and Eastern medicine can help : According to the theories of acupuncture and Eastern medicine, an imbalance in the flow of Qi can create symptoms and signs that reflect a fibromyalgia. Qi is the vital energy that animates and supports the functions of the body. It flows through specific channels, called meridians, and provides nourishment for the entire body.
When Qi is plentiful and freely circulating throughout the body, there is health and pain-free living. When Qi becomes “blocked,” or the supply is poor, pain, stiffness and other symptoms related to fibromyalgia can appear.
How acupuncture can do ? We will take complete health history in order to find out where Qi has become blocked, and why the amount of Qi within the body has changed. We will develop a treatment plan tailored to address the meridian pathways that are out of balance. The goal of treatment will be to eliminate visible symptoms, while addressing the root cause and underlying imbalances .
What is out of balance? The body constantly strives to maintain a healthy balance of Qi traveling through the meridian pathways. When the flow of Qi has been disrupted, or the supply of Qi has changed, the body becomes unbalanced and the meridians cannot properly nourish the body. This is when signs and symptoms appear.
Most cases of fibromyalgia fit into the Eastern diagnosis of a Liver, Spleen, and/or Heart disharmony. This does not mean that these organs have a problem, it means that the functions of these organ (meridian channel), according to Eastern medical diagnosis, are out of balance.
Subjects who received acupuncture experienced an overall improvement in fatigue, anxiety and the hypersensitivity associated with fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture and Eastern medicine can provide a safe alternative in the effective treatment of fibromyalgia. Along with acupuncture, natural herbal medicine, dietary recommendations and calming exercises can also help promote balance and health.