Holistic Medicine for Fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia reliefThough the exact cause is unknown, fibromyalgia is a very real condition for as many as 5 million people in the United States alone. We have treated hundreds with this condition and you need to know that fibromyalgia relief is possible. The first thing to determine, however, is do you have actual fibromyalgia or something entirely different. For example, a poor lifestyle (poor sleep, poor nutrition, and no exercise), will likely make you feel like you have fibromyalgia, but when you correct these things the symptoms will likely go away or at least improve. There are other conditions like Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Statin induced myalgia, vitamin deficiencies that can look and feel like fibromyalgia. It is logical then to start with these simple rule outs to detemine which fibromyalgia treatment is going to best for you. 


The signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia vary from person to person so the treatment will too. All experience chronic, widespread pain, including heightened pain when touched, but may also include:

  • Debilitating fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Dry eyes, skin and mouth
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Fortunately, acupuncture has prooven to be an effective pain management tool for fibromyalia relief. In fact, according to a 2006 study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, acupuncture significantly improves symptoms of fibromyalgia and is an excellent way to manage the symptoms of fibromyaliga noted above. So yes, acupuncture for fibromyalgia is a good place to start, but you shouldn't stop there. vitamin deficiencies, metabolic dysfunction, neurotransmitter imbalance, and hormone imbalances can all contribute to pain and fibromyalgia. So for long term relief of fibromyalgia holistic pain management is the best place to start.