Acupuncture for fibromyalgia
A study shows that acupuncture for fibromyalgia when administered gives some relief to patients, making it an efficient method of managing fibromyalgia symptoms because it plays a helpful role. Also, due to the unavailability of medical treatment for the cure of fibromyalgia, acupuncture for fibromyalgia as an alternative, complementary medicine helps to give patients some respite when diagnosed early and administered. Acupuncture is notable for reducing different forms of chronic pain, and this explains why it is a popular treatment people with fibromyalgia of whom 5 million are estimated to be Americans, and a larger percentage are women. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition that impairs soft tissue and joints.
Fibromyalgia symptoms vary in individuals, but one factor common to all is the pain. Other symptoms include a headache, muscle stiffness, sensitivity to bright light, sounds and temperature and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The exact causative factor of fibromyalgia is not yet known, but hypothesis suggests numerous injuries and stressful lifestyle over a considerable length of time. Some other research work links it to rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, but the underlining fact is that it can be difficult to diagnose if other forms of the disorder are not first ruled out. This calls for urgent medical diagnoses to start treatment in earnest.
History of Acupuncture
The practice of acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that has been for thousands of years. Acupuncture was used for many ailments as the treatment for pain relief. The traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture strategically inserts needles into the skin with the knowledge that it balances the energy in the body known as qi which pronounced as chee. Correction of the energy imbalance brings the required healing the body requires from pains and other ailments.
The acupuncture practice and it advantages went unrecognized by Western medicine for many years until recent times when studies show the effectiveness of the practice. In one of such research showed that acupuncture is almost twice effective for the treatment of a headache and arthritis than traditional drugs. Also, a study conducted on acupuncture for fibromyalgia show an alleviation of debilitating symptoms in patients for an extended period of months.
Acupuncture for fibromyalgia– The Modern For of Ancient Medicine
Managing fibromyalgia requires a combination of treatments that will eventually control the symptoms. Due to the not yet discovered medical treatment for fibromyalgia, patients turn to complementary medicine such as massage, hydrotherapy, and acupuncture. 1 out of 5 patients turns to acupuncture for relief. Acupuncture works early in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia and it worth trying to relief you of your pain. Fibromyalgia patients enjoy the following as a result of undertaking acupuncture treatment such as reduced pain, improved sleep, body relaxes better and boosted body immunity. Acupuncture is a better alternative to the use of antidepressant which on the long run alters the chemistry of the brain. Why not go the natural way?
Acupuncture– How it works
Acupuncture for fibromyalgia procedure involves the use of very fine needles inserted into the strategic point of the body at various depths. These needles are left for 20 minutes or more depending on what is needed. These needles are sometimes stimulated with heat or electricity, and the procedure is safe when carried out by a well-trained practitioner. Needles are used on the pressure points, back, neck, shoulder and other affected body area and the body go through its self-healing ability. This happens by gently twisting these needles which in turn releases endorphins (body’s natural opioids) into the blood. The acupuncture practitioner believes that these procedure removes energy block in the affected areas causing a free flow of energy along the meridians.
A single acupuncture for fibromyalgia treatment could last week in some patients bring a major relief from chronic pains to patients and thereby increasing their quality of life.
Before you undergo acupuncture for fibromyalgia, endeavor to do the following
- Seek the service of a qualified acupuncture practitioner.
- It is safer and proper to make a list all your major life events from your past. This saves your practitioner time he spends asking for background information from you.
- List all symptoms of chronic pains you experience in your body to make diagnosis accurate and for later reference to the piece of valuable information.
- Come along with a list of all drugs you use whether related to the pain you are experiencing or other ailments including supplements you take. Some drugs you currently use or in recent time might be responsible for the symptoms you are experiencing in your body.
- Start wearing loose clothing as tight clothes might hinder the ease of energy flow the acupuncture procedure is trying to achieve in your body.
- Avoid alcohol, sugar, and caffeine before you embark on the treatment. This abstinence should be maintained after treatment for a healthy lifestyle.
At the Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic Victor Tsan, MD and Eric Goldburd, LAc successfully treat fibromyalgia and in the majority of cases, the remission after treatment lasts for a year or longer.
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