Fibromyalgia is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and severe fatigue. Other symptoms include depression, anxiety, tender points, headaches, sleep disturbances, mental “fog,” digestive upset (IBS, acid reflux), menstrual irregularities, and hypersensitivity to such things as bright lights, noises, and touch. Conventional treatments often implement anti-depressants, nerve pain meds, and muscle relaxants. We offer the most innovative line of laboratory tests to determine your body’s nutritional, metabolic, digestive, adrenal, hormonal, and inflammatory states.
Our holistic approach, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine, focuses on removing the causes of inflammation, healing the gut and tonifying the digestive “Qi”, restoring proper levels of deficient nutrients, detoxifying the liver, and unblocking stagnant energy and heat. Because both psychological stress and fibromyalgia are associated with lower levels of serotonin (the “happy” hormone) and increased levels of substance P (a neurotransmitter that sends inflammatory pain signals to the brain), we utilize stress-reduction techniques and spiritual counsel to help heal mental and emotional wounds that may be triggering an inflammatory stress-response contributing to your fibromyalgia symptoms. (Please see Anxiety, Depression, Back and Neck Pain, and Stress)