Sometimes referred to as FMS (fibromyalgia syndrome), it is a long-term and complex condition that can cause sufferers much pain and distress.
At this Chinese medicine clinic in London, we see fibromyalgia patients who experience symptoms including poor sleep, anxiety, pain, headaches, stiff muscles and tiredness. There is some evidence to suggest that 66% to 99% of fibromyalgia patients are encouraged to try acupuncture to relieve their distress and discomfort, exceptionally when pharmaceutical treatments do not provide sufficient relief.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest treatment practices globally, dating back to at least 2,500 years. It is a critical form of Chinese medicine that focuses on restoring the body’s balance when it has been disrupted due to pain, discomfort or anxiety.
Studies suggest that acupuncture can provide relief from fibromyalgia systems, but can also help relieve pain, stiffness and anxiety. It can also help you sleep better.
How Does It Work?
Your acupuncturist will take a complete history from you before any treatment commences. This includes asking about the severity and frequency of your symptoms and your overall health. The aim is to treat your symptoms and you as a person, taking a holistic approach.
The number of treatments you have can be decided upon and your acupuncturist. Each patient we see is different, and no two patients are alike.
When you are treated, fine needles will be inserted into pressure points on your body to release endorphins and your body’s natural “feel-good chemicals.”
Alternatively, your practitioner may use electro acupuncture since some studies show that this type of treatment can help relieve fibromyalgia symptoms in patients.
If you are looking into the possibility, you might use acupuncture as a possible form of Chinese medicine in London that you might try, consider coming to us. Acubody is a reputable clinic that specialises in different aspects of Chinese medicine in London, including acupuncture. We have well trained, experienced and qualified acupuncturists. We’ll develop a treatment plan for you during your first session with us.
If you are looking for a supportive environment in which the whole person is treated, not just the symptom.
Get in touch for an initial consultation to find out more about how we can help you manage your symptoms and condition.