Fibromyalgia is a widespread syndrome that over 5.8 million Americans suffer from. It is generally considered a syndrome rather than a disease because it’s characterized by diverse symptoms whose cause can’t be universally agreed upon. Symptoms of the syndrome range from headaches, chronic fatigue and sleeping disorders, to bladder problems, and widespread moderate to severe pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, sometimes to the degree of being totally debilitating. Fibromyalgia has many possible triggers such as: viral or bacterial infections, a severe trauma, chemical and food sensitivities, chronic stress, to hormonal imbalances.
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Kristen Bobik, Acupuncture | Profile
Many people with fibromyalgia (or similar symptoms) actually have Food Sensitivities, which are causing global inflammation all over the body resulting in pain “everywhere.” The most common culprit I see is Gluten – try eliminating all pastas, breads, wheat and any other items containing Gluten. In three weeks’ time, you will be off to a great start!
A combination of nutritional modifications and Acupuncture care work in harmony to decrease and even eliminate symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Heather Sullivan , Licensed Acupuncturist | Profile
In the U.S., around 6 million individuals are affected by this debilitating syndrome. Research is beginning to show that acupuncture can have a significant effect in lowering the pain and treating depression/anxiety for this syndrome. I use a combination of needles, electrostim and massage to bring blood to the area and relieve pain. Such a combination has proven effective in treating these issues.
Dr. Nick LeRoy, Holistic Medicine | Profile
Classic fibromyalgia is due to an inappropriate neurologic response to what would normally be a non-painful stimulus. Light exercise is one way to begin correcting this improper response.
Because prescription meds have been shown to make fibromyalgia worse, my approach is to address the underlying physiologic problems with diet and nutrient supplementation, and to modify the neurologic component with acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic adjustments. Yoga, stretching and other exercises are implemented when tolerated.
Dr. Helen Lee, D.C | Profile
Although fibromyalgia can have a variety of menacing symptoms such as muscle tenderness, fatigue, numbness, tingling, headaches, etc. the one common factor is overproduction of and/or accumulation of Acid/inflammation in the body. A simple tip to decrease acid is to focus on deep abdominal breaths which increase oxygen to the body & blood, calms the system, and optimizes energy flow.
We focus on increasing overall health of the person with symptoms of fibromyagia, rather than trying to get rid of the symptoms. B.E.S.T. allows us to restore balance to not only the physical body but also the energetic and mental/emotional bodies.
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