The Benefits of Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

By Published On: June 3, 2016Categories: Acupuncture, Blog, Fibromyalgia, Pain Management, Wellness

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects soft tissue, muscles, and nerves which is due to a glitch in the central nervous system in the body. Those suffering from fibromyalgia may experience a wide range of symptoms, from hypersensitivity, joint and muscle aches, back aches, headaches and trouble sleeping to irritable bowel syndrome, as well as fatigue and anxiety.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition and there is no simple cure, but acupuncture is an effective method for treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia and providing pain relief. Here are just a few of the benefits of acupuncture as a treatment option for fibromyalgia.

Target Your Problem Areas

Acupuncture works on specific pressure points to relieve tension in those areas. Every person who suffers from fibromyalgia is affected by it differently. Some people may experience pain in their neck and shoulders, while other people may have chronic lower back pain. Acupuncturists can adapt the placement and the amount of needle pressure based on your specific needs.

More conventional Western medicine offers more generalized treatment options that may not specifically target the source of your pain. Acupuncture is an alternative form of pain relief that caters to the unique symptoms of each patient.

Improve Your Mental State

Fibromyalgia is not only a physical condition; it has a mental impact as well. Fibromyalgia can cause anxiety, fatigue, difficultly concentrating, memory problems, and depression. Acupuncture recognizes the link between the body and the mind. The pressure from acupuncture needles releases endorphins into the bloodstream, which helps to stabilize your mood.

Acupuncture also unblocks energy pathways that help restore balance to the body and the mind. These mental benefits of acupuncture can help relieve the emotional impacts of fibromyalgia by relaxing the body and calming the mind, making it easier for you to sleep, concentrate, and maintain a positive energy level.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can manifest itself in many ways. Conventional Western medicine is often ill-equipped to manage the diversity of symptoms brought on by fibromyalgia. If you’re looking for a more holistic approach to treating your fibromyalgia, book an appointment with us at Red Leaf Wellness and we’ll find the acupuncture routine that works best for you.