What is fibromyalgia and what are its symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is a pain disorder that causes the brain to process pain signals from the nerves differently than normal. The result is pervasive musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, memory loss and mood issues. Some say that symptoms began gradually, building to severe all-over pain. Others report a trigger, like physical or emotional trauma, surgery or severe psychological stress. It is much more common for women to be affected by fibromyalgia than men.

In addition to body pain, muscle pain and painful joints, many sufferers also experience headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anxiety and depression.

Acupuncture &Fibromyalgia

  • Acupuncture can reduce pain, relax muscles, improve sleeping habits and boost immune system
  • Herbal medicine can assist the acupuncture from the inside of the body. It can help the circulation of the blood flow and sooth the muscle
  • Hot herbal pad can be applied on the muscle to releave the pain
  • Massage and cupping also help

Dr. Yan Zhang Acupuncture by Yan P.C. Garden City, NY, 11530