I remember when if you had aches and pains all over your body the western medical community sent you off to a mental health expert. They determined that a select set of trigger points for Fibromyalgia suggested you needing counseling.
trigger points for Fibromyalgia chart
Soon they discovered.

Trigger Points For Fibromyalgia

 

Most of the trigger points for Fibromyalgia are the main pain points for many people who complain of pain. Does this mean if you have neck, low back or hip pain you have an autoimmune disease?

 

 

Not so fast.

While according to the Mayo Clinic Fibromyalgia is very common; the main indication has 18 specific trigger points on your body that are tender when pressure is applied. There are other factors too. Today labs tests and thyroid functions help determine you have this autoimmune disease. Today we know there are better ways to treat trigger points for Fibromyalgia.

 

It’s Not In Your Head Either

woman looking down sad
Fibromyalgia diagnosis

By the way. . .

It’s no longer a mental health issue but a confirmed pain syndrome. But for those with Fibromyalgia, it’s not a win to be taken seriously. The battle still rages for proper health care. The pain still dominates their happiness.

While counseling still is listed as one of the top three ways to treat Fibromyalgia, there’s a better way to deal with the pain itself.

Natural Medicine’s Top Three Tips For Fibromyalgia Suffers

 

  1. Try the AIP diet which stands for Autoimmune Protocol. This eating lifestyle is one of the healthiest ways to live. The focus is on vegetables [no nightshades], fruits, protein, and healthy fats.
  2. Get Moving. It’s important to keep moving even on days you hurt more. Take a walk. Stroll a park or the mall, but physical activity is crucial. If you can do more and not create problems, do it.
  3. Acupuncture with massage. Why the combination?  Gentle bodywork on trigger points for Fibromyalgia is best. Acupuncturists are trained in how to apply the right type and amount of pressure. Be sure to see a licensed [LAC] acupuncturist as they have the training you need to help you manage your pain.

    Acupuncture Injections are usually part of treatment for autoimmune.  

acupuncture treatment
young man getting acupuncture on back

Combining AIP, movement, and acupuncture can help you lead a normal life. Age is not a factor in autoimmune, and the trigger points for Fibromyalgia are painful. Let these three tips support you in leading a normal life.

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