Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia, a growing body of evidence

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Fibromyalgia | No Comments

Fibromyalgia is a chronic, non progressive pain condition that affects approximately two percent of Americans. The condition is characterized by pain throughout the body’s muscles, joints and tendons, sleep disturbances, changes in mood and abnormal bowel movements.  Many patients with Fibromyalgia are unsatisfied with pharmaceutical intervention alone, and are excellent candidates for acupuncture treatment. Several studies and articles have been published on the effectiveness for the treatment of Fibromyalgia with acupuncture.

Acupuncture may help decrease Fibromyalgia pain, improve sleep and improve mood.

Acupuncture is not a cure for Fibromyalgia, but can greatly improve the patient’s quality of life. Often lifestyle and dietary modifications are used with acupuncture and herbal treatment to achieve the best results.

Worried acupuncture might hurt? While acupuncture is not a sensation less procedure it should not increase painful symptoms. Most commonly patients with Fibromyalgia feel a mild heaviness at the needled area and feel very calm and relaxed. Fibromyalgia patients enjoy treatment and frequently look forward to their appointments.

Call (503) 281-6909 to schedule an appointment at All and One Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic. Or visit us online at allandone.com

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