Fibromyalgia

FMS causes pain and tenderness all over the body, along with headaches, fatigue, muscle stiffness, memory loss and difficulty sleeping. The causes of fibromyalgia remain unclear, but it is associated with abnormal brain chemistry and anomalies in the way the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) process pain signals. Studies suggest that people with fibromyalgia who also smoke cigarettes tend to have more severe pain.

What is this condition?

FMS may be founded in physically or emotionally stressful events, and while anyone can develop fibromyalgia, it affects around seven times as many women as men. Those people with fibromyalgia who are more physically active, aerobically fit and/or physically strong tend to experience less pain.

Is this service right for me?

Acupuncture alters the chemistry of your brain restoring its natural balance. Regarding pain, Acuhealth’s protocols increase the flow of endorphins while reducing adrenaline and cortisone. We improve blood circulation of in particular white blood cells by about 40% to clear inflammation. Emotional stress affects pain levels, as pain levels produce stress. We help reduce stress which affects your body across the entire system and triggers pain.

How is it treated?

Acuhealth relieves pain in a similar way to opioid painkillers, but without any adverse side effects.  Treatments reduce inflammation and promote circulation to the injury to speed up healing.

Acuhealth treatment will include some or all of the following:

Acupuncture

Soft tissue & joint mobilisation

Electro-Acupuncture

Laser therapy

Rehabilitation exercises

Occupational advice.

Where can I read more about this?

1) The Perception of Female Smokers With Fibromyalgia on the Effects of Smoking on Fibromyalgia Symptoms. https://goo.gl/WL8yz6

2) Exercise for treating fibromyalgia syndrome. https://goo.gl/ArFVM2

How much time does it take?

Each session takes approximately one hour.

How much does it cost?

€65

Is it covered by private health insurance?

All treatments are covered by the leading health insurance companies.