Oh, the pain and stiffness of fibromyalgia, can acupuncture help?

An estimated 3 – 6 % of the population suffers from fibromyalgia, which causes widespread pain, fatigue, and anxiety. For those living with it, it can be a life-altering condition, leaving them unable to enjoy activities others take for granted. Acupuncture provides a safe method that has been shown to greatly reduce symptoms.

Acupuncture is used for relief of many ailments, mostly pain. Tiny needles correct the energy imbalance resulting in pain relief. A study of 18,000 patients concluded that in conditions such as chronic headache or arthritis, acupuncture is nearly twice as effective as traditionally prescribed drugs.

Benefits of acupuncture are: Reduced Pain, Relaxation, Improved Sleep and Boosted Immune System just to name a few.

Other methods of treatment for Fibromyalgia are Trigger Point Injections.  

Trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option for treating pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Often these knots can be felt and are quite painful. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause pain to appear in another part of the body.  Examples of this is sciatica pain.

What happens in a Trigger Point Injection treatment?

The injection contains a local anesthetic called procaine, B12 (hydroxocobalamin) and a saline solution. The injection allows the trigger point and the surrounding muscles to relax and the pain is alleviated.  Several sites may be injected in one visit.

Fibromyalgia can be a frustrating and debilitating illness thankfully; acupuncture can be a highly effective option.

You owe it to yourself to call today to discuss whether acupuncture is right for you.

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Acupuncture is covered by Extended Health Care Plans.