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Relief from Fibromyalgia

My name is Lois R.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in October, 2006 because I was suffering from fibromyalgia.  I had this problem for twenty years, even back in the 1980ís when the doctors thought that fibromyalgia was a psychological condition.  I had widespread achy, stiff muscle pain, and my whole body felt fatigued.  The intensity of pain went from light and transient to incessant and incapacitating.

The fibromyalgia also caused fatigue, difficulty sleeping, depression, and irritability.  I had chronic low back pain, hypersensitivity to carbohydrates, food allergies, and digestive problems. The pain made it difficult for me to keep up a fitness program so I gained weight and it then was hard for me to loose even a few pounds.  Sometimes my condition just made me feel hopeless.

My rheumatologist suggested pain relievers but I requested more natural alternatives and tried physical therapy and warm water exercises which helped but were not a permanent solution.  I began to feel some improvements in my condition after four treatments at Abundance Acupuncture and continued with a nine month program of treatments.  At this point in time my condition feels 80% better. I am now able to walk or exercise almost every day of the week with out pain.  I also had significant improvement in the pain that came from a fall on my tailbone in November during my treatment plan.  The acupuncture helped relieve the pain and heal the trauma in a more timely manner. 

During the treatments I felt completely relaxed and peaceful with the soft music in the dimly lit treatments rooms.  The clinic has a very warm atmosphere and everyone at Abundance Acupuncture helped me be comfortable and made me feel very special.  Now I know where to go for help if I need it.  I would recommend acupuncture to anyone who is living with pain or a condition that has been unresolved.   Thank you! Lois R.

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