How Can Acupuncture Help With Fibromialgia?

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when a patient reports having widespread pain for more than three months with no diagnosable medical condition that can explain why. Fibromyalgia widespread pain causes patients to experience other symptoms like fatigue, trouble sleeping, sleeping for long periods of time without feeling rested, headaches, depression, anxiety, inability to focus or difficulty paying attention and/or a constant dull aching in the lower abdomen. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) describes fibromyalgia as a blockage in the smooth flow of Qi (body energy) throughout the meridians (energetic pathways) causing pain and discomfort. This blockage disrupts the harmony of mind, body and spirit causing other symptoms. By palpating the patients abdomen and feeling the pulse, it is possible to find where these blockages are and activate the body’s natural healing potential to address the root cause of disharmony, alleviating the symptoms.