Have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia? Do you experience widespread pain, fatigue and memory issues?
Fibromyalgia used to be a “bucket” diagnosis, used for mysterious pain that had no visible cause. In recent years, scientific studies have proven the pain is caused by the amplification of pain signals in the central nervous system. A 2014 review of fibromyalgia research found that fibromyalgia is present in anywhere from 2% to 8% of the population, and is characterized by not only pain, but fatigue, memory problems and sleep disturbances as well.
A review of research on acupuncture for fibromyalgia showed that those receiving 20 sessions of acupuncture had pain scores 30 points lower (on a scale of 1-100) than exercise and medication alone.
How can acupuncture help reduce my widespread pain?
Acupuncture can help the boy bring itself back into balance. Luckily, this includes activity of the central nervous system, as well as reducing inflammation and managing stress. Stress management is a large part of helping yourself live and thrive with fibromyalgia.
At Five Dances Wellness, we not only deliver effective pain treatment for fibromyalgia, but we also work with our patients to reduce stress overall and improve their lifestyle. By working on a whole-person basis and helping our clients to become more functional, overall mood lifts and stress and anxiety are reduced. It’s a complete approach that serves our fibromyalgia patients well.
How many treatments will I need?
For fibromyalgia, there is no set number of treatments. Your treatment plan will be uniquely tailored to your needs, treatment goals and budget. Many insurance plans now pay for acupuncture for fibromyalgia or chronic pain. An initial series of treatments at once a week for 4 to 6 weeks is recommended to start, with the possibility of being able to space treatments further apart after that. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but acupuncture is an effective way to manage your fibromyalgia pain and improve your ability to live and enjoy your life again.
We offer FREE consults for you to come in and have your case reviewed, as well as confirming your insurance plan’s acupuncture benefits.
Call anytime at (301) 834-7411, or click the Book Now button on this page to book your consult now!