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Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder, after arthritis. People often have symptoms such as fatigue, pain, stiffness, muscle aches and sleep or digestion issues.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that uses fine single-use needles to stimulate different areas of the body. Needles are applied at different points of the body to increase the body's circulation of energy, Qi. In Chinese Medicine, when Qi is blocked it causes pain, stiffness and other symptoms. By clearing the Qi into proper circulation, the entire body is pain free and in healthy balance. Acupuncture also affects the body by reducing inflammation, the needles stimulate a release of natural pain relief- endorphins.

Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat, and often require a combination of treatments to control symptoms. It is very common for patients to seek out Acupuncture as an additional treatment in combination to other medications from their doctor. It is important to let your acupuncture practitioner know what other medications you are taking and other relevant health history before treatment. Your practitioner will work with you to form a treatment that meets your needs.


Seeking Treatment

Interested in TCM? UEWM Clinic offers TCM treatments like acupuncture, tuina and herbal medicines. Look at our Specialists's page to learn more.

Read our other blog posts to see what other ailments UEWM Clinic treats and how acupuncture can be a beneficial treatment for you.

Talk to your doctor to see if acupuncture may be a good option for you, or schedule with UEWM Clinic here.

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