Fibromyalgia: Can Acupuncture Relieve Symptoms?

Fibromyalgia affects about 3-6% of the world’s population, an estimated 200-400 million people worldwide, with higher numbers among women than men. People diagnosed with fibromyalgia experience a wide range of symptoms ,including fatigue, pain, stiffness,aches and muscle tenderness, along with sleep disorders and intestinal/bowel troubles.

What does an acupuncturist do?

An acupuncturist will take a complete health history in order to find out where Qi has become blocked, and/or why the amount of Qi (Qi is the vital energy that animates and supports the functions of the body)within the body has changed. He or she will then develop a treatment plan tailored to address the meridian pathways that are out of balance.The goal of this plan will be to eliminate visible symptoms, while addressing the root cause(s) and underlying imbalances.

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