If you have fibromyalgia, you owe it to yourself to try acupuncture. Acupuncture is the single best treatment for fibromyalgia pain.
Watch this video on how we treat fibromyalgia with acupuncture.
What is fibromyalgia pain?
It’s a Western diagnosis describing a very common pain syndrome. To be given this diagnosis you must have pain in multiple areas of your body at the same time. This pain will be debilitating some of the time and manageable at other times. The pain will tend to move from place to place. There will be no good explanation for why you are having pain in any location at any given time. You will also most likely suffer from “flares”, where pain will increase and you will become exhausted to the point of being bed-ridden. Very often, flares will come about when you’ve “done too much”. The problem is that your body does not give you warning when you are approaching your “limits”.
At Raleigh Acupuncture Associates we have over 30 years experience helping women manage their fibromyalgia pain. I say “women” because 95% of the time, fibromyalgia strikes women. And I say “manage” because there is no cure for fibromyalgia pain. But unlike Western medicine, acupuncture can actually help you reduce the pain and flares of fibromyalgia. We can help you manage the pain in such a way that you can lead a more normal life.
How Can Acupuncture Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain?
We treat our fibromyalgia pain patients differently from the way we treat patients coming in with more common pains like back pain, shoulder pain or neck pain. In common pain treatments, we focus on the area of pain. For example, if your neck hurts, we treat your neck. In fibromyalgia cases, there is so much pain in so many locations that it does not make sense to treat all of the areas of pain. It makes much more sense to treat the root, the underlying causes of pain.
Chinese medicine understands the type of “system-wide” pain manifested by fibromyalgia patients. We understand the internal imbalances responsible for this condition. And that is exactly what we treat. We treat the underlying disharmonies within the patient that are responsible for the devastating pain they feel.
Every patients who comes to us will be treated according to their particular needs. We will conduct a full intake where we inquire about your particular pains, flares and emotional state. Next, we will determine your Chinese medicine diagnosis and create your treatment plan.
Your treatments will be very relaxing and rejuvenating. And after just one or two treatments you will start feeling the benefits. Please read some of our TESTIMONIALS from patients who suffered from fibromyalgia pain. Their success can be yours!
You can book an appointment online here. BOOK NOW. Or you can call us and we will schedule an appointment for you. 919-819-8113. We’re always available to answer your questions.
What our Clients are Saying
I am a long term patient of Raleigh Acupuncture. Prior to being under their care, I was disabled with terrible fatigue and pain all over my body. I was unable to drive, could only walk less than a block, and had numerous symptoms that mystified doctors. After countless lab work, x-rays, and MRI’s, several doctors including my primary physician told me that there was nothing that could be done. According to them, it was either an illness that was undiagnosable or it was all in my head. When I came to Raleigh Acupuncture, it was a breath of fresh air. They took me very seriously and were not mystified by my condition. They assured me that my condition was treatable and manageable. They treat me with respect, dignity and care; something that I didn’t receive at my primary care doctor. Thanks to their treatments I am now living a normal life. They have restored my health and taught me how to manage my condition. My family and friends can’t believe how much improvement I have made. My son is grateful to have his mommy back! And I am eternally grateful to Raleigh Acupuncture! They truly have the gift of healing!
I would like to thank Raleigh Acupuncture for the wonderful and very helpful treatments. I had been seeing them for my insomnia, which was making excellent progress at the time and has since been cured. On a previous Monday I was involved in a minor traffic accident. Due to the stress of the accident on Tuesday I awoke in a severe flare-up of my fibromyalgia. The pain was so bad I took pain killers and stayed in bed for the day. The following day I had an appointment with Dr. Mark which I wanted to cancel. My husband suggested I keep the appointment and tell Dr. Mark about the pain. After our discussion, he modified the treatment he had planned for me and treated the pain. I came home, took another pain pill and went back to bed. The following morning I woke pain free and have been since, which is about 2 to 3 months. Thanks again Raleigh Acupuncture!
I still am forever in your debt for helping me through the Lymes recovery. My body pain and fatigue were overwhelming before getting acupuncture. I still tell everyone today that I am 100% positive that my recovery was a direct result of your expert care. Truly. I have very little residual effects from the disease that I can easily live with. So again,thank you not only for your amazing skills, but for the compassion and kindness that you showed me during that time.
All of my joints were hurting. I’ve got fibromyalgia and it effects me by making my joints hurt. The pain would move around from place to place, first the hip, the next day the shoulder, then the knee, etc. The practitioner at Raleigh Acupuncture explained that the best way to treat my kind of moving joint pain was to treat me holistically. Instead of treating the hip one day, the shoulder the next, they treated the root of the pain. They said this type of treatment would also improve my mood and my sleep. Right on all counts. I started feeling better after the second treatment. It’s like all of the joints just settled down and stopped giving me trouble. I had less flares and the intensity of the pain went way down. My sleep is better, not just because I have less pain. I’m more relaxed and less stressed. I’ve made this treatment a regular part of my life. I’m very grateful.
I’ve been going to Raleigh Acupuncture for 4+ years. I first went to them because I was having problems with my monthly period lasting two weeks or more, hot flashes that were extreme, and all over pain from fibromyalgia, which is a chronic pain condition. I was in a state of depression and despair, unable to work, or do things I love to do, like working in my yard. On a good day, I could perform simple household chores, perhaps a little yoga, and that was all. My first few visits brought relief from hot flashes, terrible neck pain, and wrap-around pain in my ribs that restricted my ability to breathe comfortably. I felt this was a miracle as I had suffered for many years, and had no idea it was so easily remedied. This miraculous ride continued as I took Chinese herbs for aiding my menopausal symptoms, sinus problems, anxiety, and general pain. As time went on I began to depend on Raleigh Acupuncture for psychological strengthening as well. Nowhere else have I found anyone that really listens to what I have to say without thinking I was crazy. Today, as I sit and reflect, I am about to graduate from an intense two year program for Landscape Architecture Technology. I took a huge leap when I signed up for full-time classes when I was 50 years old. I have enjoyed great success, making one B in 64 credit hours, the rest were A’s! In February of 2011, I was in a car accident where I was sandwiched between a van and a school bus. I was able to continue school and finish the semester, I believe because of my acupuncture treatments. I contribute most of my academic success, emotional well-being, and diminished pain to Raleigh Acupuncture.