Does Acupuncture Help With My Fibromyalgia?
If you have Fibromyalgia, you know the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder with widespread musculoskeletal pain (muscles and bones), fatigue, and tenderness in a variety of localized areas.
Acupuncture appears to reduce chronic pain associated with Fibromyalgia. It is not surprising then that many people who suffer with fibromyalgia are most interested in trying it. Some studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture for fibromyalgia symptoms are somewhat mixed, but most suggest that it may have a beneficial role and often reduces pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into strategic points, at varying depths, in your body. They are usually left in place for 20 to 30 minutes and acupuncturists will often further stimulate the affected areas with addition of heat or electricity. When performed by a trained practitioner like you would find at the Red Deer Acupuncture Clinic in Alberta, acupuncture has very few risks.
Fibromyalgia often can be difficult to treat, but after a few treatments, your pain symptoms may start to dissapear. If you’re having trouble finding relief for your fibromyalgia pain in Red Deer or anywhere in Western Canada, it may be worth trying acupuncture. But if your symptoms don’t begin to improve within a few weeks, acupuncture may not be the right treatment for you, and you should ask your doctor to recommend some other type of treatment.
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