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Chronic fatigue & Fibromyalgia

Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia are two disorders in conventional medicine that are yet to be fully understood, and therefore, very difficult to treat.  It may be very frustrating for patients with these disorders, because no one seems to be able to understand their problems, nor be able to offer much effective help.  Depending on the season or time of day, the presenting symptoms may also vary greatly.  Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • chronic pain

  • debilitating fatigue

  • difficulty sleeping

  • anxiety and depression

  • joint stiffness

  • chronic headaches and jaw pain

  • difficulty swallowing

  • hypersensitivity to odors, bright lights, and loud noises

  • inability to concentrate

  • irritable bowel syndrome

  • numbness or tingling in the fingers and feet

  • painful menstrual cramps

  • poor circulation in hands and feet

  • restless legs syndrom

Disturbances in the immune system and abnormalities in endocrine functions are two markers that have been documented in studies that sought the causes of these illnesses.  Much research have started to show that acupuncture has been able to help Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia patients improve significantly by altering brain chemistry and unblocking energy flow in the body.  With the physical and mental improvements from acupuncture, dosages of medications have also been able to be decreased and side-effects minimized.

If you are interested in finding out more about your symptoms and what acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can do for you, contact us today.