Those with fibromyalgia know all too well the amount of pain and discomfort you can find yourself in on a daily basis. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with no known cure today. It also affects women more than men. And while there is no medication or procedure that can completely eradicate the condition altogether, several alternative options can help relieve the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia and help those diagnosed with it live a much more comfortable life.
Can Acupuncture Help with Fibromyalgia?
It may feel counterintuitive to seek acupuncture when suffering from a condition that makes a person much more sensitive to pain. However, acupuncture has been shown to have tremendous benefits for those with fibromyalgia. Acupuncture works by stimulating endorphins, a natural hormone that acts as the body's natural painkiller within the targeted area. It also helps promote better blood flow which helps reduce the stiffness that is often associated with fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture treatments for fibromyalgia are specifically tailored to be gentle since these patients are more sensitive to pain, so there's no reason to fear seeing an acupuncturist. The results vary from person to person. Some may feel relief after their first acupuncture session, while others may take up to 5 sessions to see changes. Dr. Aleksandra Mihajlovic can work with you to help determine the appropriate number of sessions and the frequency of those sessions based on the severity of your condition and the symptoms you are currently experiencing.
Fibromyalgia Treatment Journey
Acupuncture works best in combination with other treatments for fibromyalgia. At Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, we believe in treating the body holistically. For example, several herbal medicinal treatments and supplements help boost circulation within the body. They can be incorporated into your journey to help you see the best results from your acupuncture sessions.
Dr. Aleksandra's knowledge and expertise can help guide you and set you up on the right path so that your symptoms are relieved, and you can continue to live your best life. Give Dr. Aleksandra a call today to discuss your current symptoms, goals, and how she can help set you up for success.