Fibromyalgia Type Five: Mitochondrial Myopathy

Fibromyalgia Introduction Series by Lotus Spring Acupuncture & Wellness Inc.

Fibromyalgia Type Five: Mitochondrial Myopathy

With mitochondrial myopathy syndrome, Imagine being so tired that it literally hurts. The body is too weak to repair itself and regulate pain signals. Fibromyalgia type five is a form of chronic pain is associated with fatigue, low levels of nitric oxide, and muscle weakness. The pain gets worse after movements and is worsened with fatigue. It is often accompanied by immunodeficiency and shortness of breath.

Sound like fun? Well, it’s not. Like many of these fibromyalgia symptoms and causes, mitochondrial myopathy, this one, in particular, can be debilitating, causing life to be miserable. It might even feel like there is no relief even when you try and sleep. Some of the key signs and symptoms that you can be experienced for this type of fibromyalgia mitochondrial myopathy can include; burning, swelling, throbbing, cramping, aching, heaviness, restless leg, leg fatigue, muscle weakness, poor wound healing, and shortness of breath. 

Mitochondrial myopathy is caused by mutations, or changes, in genes — the cells’ blueprint for making proteins. They are inheritable, although they can occur with no family history, and they often affect members of the same family in different ways. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, “Nerve cells in the brain and muscles require a great deal of energy, and thus appear to be particularly damaged when mitochondrial myopathy function occur.” They also mention that “The prognosis for these disorders ranges in severity from progressive weakness to death.

Most mitochondrial myopathy occur before the age of 20 and often begin with exercise intolerance or muscle weakness. During physical activity, muscles may become easily fatigued or weak. Muscle cramping is rare but may occur. Nausea, headache, and breathlessness are also associated with these disorders.”

Overall, we do have treatment strategies to help this type of fibromyalgia, mitochondrial myopathy. What we focus on includes boosting and regulating nitric oxide, regulating macrophage activity, increase lung capacity, and boosting mitochondria. By using plant-based herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, the following taken effect. Increased mitochondria production, increased nitric oxide, antiviral effects, improved digestive function, boosting and regulated cellular and humoral immunity, and anti-itching.

If you are feeling and experiencing this type of excruciating bodily pain causes by mitochondrial myopathy, please give us a call to schedule your appointment right away! No one should have to live like this. Our acupuncturist Dan Clark has done wonders to be able to improve the health and wellness of many people who have fibromyalgia. His goal is to increase the quality of life in all his patients.

If you are you know someone who needs help increasing their abilities through these methods, please don’t hesitate to refer them to our acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments. Dan Clark has patients come from several outside states, just to see and experience and have the results that they want. Dan is welcoming and always looking to help more people.

For more information on how you or a loved one can set up a scheduled appointment please visit our website at or email us at and let us know how we can help. Make sure to also watch out for our next part of the fibromyalgia journey, with mitochondrial myopathy symptom, and how we can help you find more resources and information on your chronic illness.

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If you’re looking to receive effective treatment for ANY health condition, we recommend you start looking for a TCM practitioner in your area. If you’re within the state of Utah, don’t hesitate to reach out to  Lotus Spring Acupuncture & Wellness to receive the best holistic healthcare and acupuncture treatments.

Dan Clark has years of highly specialized training and experience in the field of acupuncture in Utah, especially with patients who suffer from fibromyalgia, with mitochondrial myopathy symptom. With being in business for over 18+ years, we’re the ones who can give you personalized treatment to help you attain your personal health goals.