A disease or illness is the result of loss of the inherent balance in a human body. Such imbalance obstructs the healthy flow of vital energy in the body. In Acupressure therapy, the healer uses pressure with the fingers on various pressure points of the body.
This pressure releases the blocked Chi or energy thereby restoring the body balance with free flow of healthy energy. This is considered as an alternative treatment that aims at curing a disease with the body’s own vital energy.
The pressure can stimulate the nerves, tissues and muscles and increase blood circulation to such an extent that it blocks pain and makes you feel relaxed. They are especially effective in treating different kinds of pain.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Now, before getting into the details of how acupressure can relieve fibromyalgia, let us learn a little about the disease. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that causes acute physical pain and fatigue. It is actually a symptom based disease that needs to be observed and understood before going for a treatment.
Muscle pain and fatigue are the main symptoms of fibromyalgia. Pain is felt on certain points of the body when one puts pressure on them. These tender points can be located on any part of the patient’s body especially on shoulder, neck, back, arms or legs. However, the symptoms may differ from person to person.
A patient can also have a few other symptoms:
• Disturbed sleep
• A tingling or numb sensation
• Memory loss, anxiety and depression
• Digestion problems
• IBS( Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Treating Fibromyalgia With Acupressure
Fibromyalgia can be triggered by some specific causes or it might crop up on its own. 80% of people suffering from fibromyalgia are women. Though nothing has been actually proved regarding acupressure treatment for fibromyalgia, its positive effect on reducing pain and giving energy and comfort has been already established.
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Fibromyalgia normally does not respond to standard pain relief drugs or treatments. Besides this, normal drugs of fibromyalgia can have some side effects and patients tend to be sensitive to drugs. So, more and more people are resorting to this alternative therapy.
Because Acupressure treatment aims at restoring balance of healthy energy in the body, it does have some sort of influence on fibromyalgia. There are specific acupressure points which have beneficial effects in fibromyalgia and a professional therapist can recognize the points.
Acupressure can relieve painful tender points effectively and the effects last for pretty long. A study done by Mayo Clinic has also shown that Acupressure and acupuncture can actually relieve the pain and reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia.
The research findings are positive and they have opened up new possibilities for fibromyalgia treatment. The side effects of acupressure are nothing much other than the bruise and a sore feeling which are caused by sudden and long lasting pressure on the muscles points. Now, the treatment is being recognized in various countries in the world including America. This can be considered as an effective procedure for treating fibromyalgia which is normally not curable with medicine.
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