ACUPUNCTURE AND FIBROMYALGIA
Fibromyalgia patients typically will display tension that affects the stomach. These patients should avoid sweets. Sweets can disturb stomach functions. The patient generally does not complain about their stomach. By examining the tongue and pulse of the patient the diagnosis will become apparent. This condition will affect the muscle system and cause pain all over the body.
Balancing the five elements in the patient’s body, with acupuncture, will help internal organs to produce energy to help each other instead of impacting each other.
Herbs can also be prescribed to help the stomach become more normal.
The use of our Hi-Tech Energy machine the muscle pain will gradually disappear.
FIBROMYALGIA: What Is It?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points – places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, and psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
Although the intensity of your symptoms may vary, they’ll probably never disappear completely. It may be reassuring to know, however, that fibromyalgia isn’t progressive or life-threatening. Treatments and self-care steps can improve fibromyalgia symptoms and your general health. Signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary, depending on the weather, stress, physical activity or even the time of day. Common signs and symptoms include:
- Widespread pain
- Fatigue and sleep disturbances
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Headaches and facial pain
- Heightened sensitivity
Other common signs and symptoms include:
- Numbness or tingling sensations in the hands and feet (paresthesia)
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood changes
- Chest pain
- Dry eyes, skin and mouth
- Painful menstrual periods
Diagnosing fibromyalgia is difficult because there isn’t a single, specific diagnostic laboratory test. In fact, before receiving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, you may go through several medical tests, such as blood tests and X-rays, only to have the results come back normal. Although these tests may rule out other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis, they can’t confirm fibromyalgia.
To be diagnosed with fibromyalgia you must have experienced widespread aching pain for at least three months and have a minimum of 11 locations on your body that are abnormally tender under relatively mild, firm pressure. In addition to taking your medical history, a doctor checking for fibromyalgia will likely press firmly on specific points on your head, upper body and certain joints so that you can confirm which cause pain.
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