For thousands of years acupuncture has been used as a treatment for fibromyalgia. An integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture is one of the more popular and more effective therapies of TCM. Acupuncture St Helens became widely known in the West in the 1970’s and now it is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine in the world benefiting hundreds of millions of people everyday. Acupuncture works by using needles inserted in points in the body called acupuncture points to restore balance to the body’s energy. The needles reorient and/or add electromagnetic energy in the body, allowing the energy to flow unimpeded all over the body resulting in the restoration of health. Acupuncture has mostly been used to treat many kinds of pain. It is a very potent analgesic and a very safe and natural form of treatment since it does not cause any side effects on the body. It also is a very effective treatment for treating headaches, the painful symptoms of migraine and osteoarthritis.
Fibromyalgia is a rheumatoid condition manifested by headaches and muscle pain. Acupuncture for fibromyalgia not only addresses the painful and aching symptoms of this disorder, it also helps control the mental and emotional issues that may have contributed or resulted in fibromyalgia. Emotional problems such as phobias, anxieties, manias and fears can cause the muscles to stiffen which often result in painful disorders such as fibromyalgia. Many physical illnesses, in fact, are the result of extreme emotional problems. Problems in dealing with these high and low feelings can result in sleeplessness, fatigue, muscle pain and stiffness, lowering of the body’s immune functions, under or over nourishment, addiction, stomach problems, headaches, nausea, vomiting and a host of other problems.
The energy balance in the body is disrupted with psychological problems and this imbalance often results in disease. Thus, besides treating the painful and distressful symptoms acupuncture for fibromyalgia also treats acupoints to stimulate the release of beneficial chemicals that elicit a tranquil and comfortable feeling to combat the extreme emotions of the patient.
It is the standard procedure of acupuncturists to interview their patients of how they feel and think. This is to determine what state of mind they are in and if what they are feeling is fully or partly responsible for their physical problem. To know what type of emotional or mental problem they experience will determine what body organ(s) and acupoints are need be treated to address their ailment. The length of the treatment will depend on the severity of their physical and emotional state. There is no conventional treatment for fibromyalgia that equals or surpasses acupuncture therapy. Drug medications only addresses the physical pain of the disorder and what’s more, drugs for fibromyalgia are laden with toxins that cause harmful side effects. Acupuncture is clearly the best treatment for fibromyalgia.