Many are hesitant about acupuncture because they are scared of the needles or they aren’t sure the health benefits are real. Not only does the research show that acupuncture makes positive changes to how the body functions, but many people with chronic conditions rely on regular acupuncture sessions for relief, including fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture offers a variety of benefits, but it is particularly helpful for anyone suffering from muscle tension and stress, two common fibromyalgia symptoms. In addition, acupuncture helps with joint pain, digestive conditions, immune system health, and mental clarity.
All About Acupuncture
Acupuncture’s main focus is qi, or the flow of energy through your body. Any injury, pain, or illness blocks that energy and acupuncture helps to unblock it and restore the natural flow. By inserting very small needles along energy meridians from head to toe, the flow of qi through the body is restored and patients experience relief, sometimes after just one session.
What to Expect
A licensed acupuncturist will provide a thorough exam to determine if and where there are blockages of qi throughout the body. This often involves taking your pulse, feeling for strained muscles and even observing the shape, color and texture of your tongue. They will then ask where you are feeling the most pain and locate trigger points all over the body that work to restore the flow of qi through the body.
There are a few common points along the energy meridians that help patients suffering from fibromyalgia, including the front and back of the torso, below the collarbones, above the shoulder blades, lower back, inner knees, and outside edge of each elbow. When meeting with a licensed acupuncturist, they will be able to tell you exactly what each trigger point is focusing on and what type of relief you should expect.
Get Started Today
If you are in the south Denver area, Arapahoe Chiropractic & Acupuncture would love to help you or a loved one find fibromyalgia relief through acupuncture. Contact us or request an appointment today!
BY: Dr. Friedman
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