Fibromyalgia is one of the most misunderstood medical conditions today. If you are tired and you hurt all the time, chances are doctors will say it is all in your head because the condition is not detected by standard medical tests. However, the pain is all too real. There are some great medications that can help fibromyalgia patients but sometimes, alternative treatments like acupoint therapy are required to create a well-rounded treatment plan.It is not just being tired and hurting all the time. There are a number of other things that contribute to a fibromyalgia diagnosis. The pain is a constant dull ache that spreads across the body through the muscles, tendons and ligaments. You may also have tender spots that, when pressed, cause pain bipap machine. The back of the head, sides of your hips, shoulder tops and front of the neck are just a few of many body locations often affected.
With fibromyalgia, you may wake up tired, even after a full night’s sleep. The condition does not allow you to reach the restorative stage of sleep which rejuvenates your body and erases fatigue. You may have other health conditions which contribute to fibromyalgia including irritable bowel syndrome, depression, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, restless legs syndrome and even endometriosis.
Acupoint therapy is based upon the principles of centuries old acupuncture. Once thought of as quack medicine, acupuncture is now respected as a proven, effective method of treatment for a variety of conditions, including fibromyalgia pain. But what if you are scared of the tiny needles used in acupuncture or you cannot afford the multiple professional acupuncture sessions needed to find true pain relief? The electronic form of acupuncture also called acupoint therapy or electromagnetic wave therapy can often help.Acupuncture restores the normal balance of your life-sustaining energies by inserting needles at various depths at key areas, called acupoints, along the body. The needles change the blood flow within the body and alter the neurotransmitters firing in the spinal cord and brain, basically manipulating the pain signals.
With acupoint therapy, you use an electronic device, following the basic principles of acupuncture to redirect your body’s pain signals to the brain. A handheld wand delivers electromagnetic wave impulses into acupoints located on the hand and palm, thereby replacing the tiny needles inserted all over the body. Thanks to a hand map which accompanies some acupoint therapy machines, you can target specific body areas that are causing the most pain problems at a specific time.