Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes fatigue and muscle tenderness throughout the body. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include difficulty sleeping, painful menstrual periods, irritable bowel syndrome, memory problems and numbness in the hands or feet. There is no known cause of fibromyalgia, however the syndrome has been linked to emotionally or physically traumatic events, illness or repetitive injury. Eighty to 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia are women, and those with certain medical conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and spinal arthritis) are at a higher risk of developing the condition.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for fibromyalgia.
The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.
The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Fibromyalgia (CFS)
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for fibromyalgia (cfs) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Fibromyalgia (CFS)
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)