Fibromyalgia Introduction Series by Lotus Spring Acupuncture & Wellness Inc.

Picture, that your body is being drained of blood. You start to become pale and cold. Imagine a dying animal having spasms as it bleeds out. Sorry for the dramatic and gory picture, but Venus insufficiency can cause a lot of these feelings that have been described. It can even cause muscle twitching or spasms. Your arteries carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Your veins carry blood back to the heart, and valves in the veins stop the blood from flowing backward. When your veins have difficulty sending blood from your limbs back to the heart, it’s known as venous insufficiency. In fibromyalgia type six, your blood doesn’t flow back properly to the heart, causing major problems throughout the rest of your body and is most often caused by either blood clots or varicose veins.

Venous insufficiency is more common in women than in men, like all fibromyalgia illnesses. It’s also more likely to occur in adults over the age of 50, according to Cleveland Clinic. Some of the risk factors mentioned can contain blood clots, varicose veins, obesity, pregnancy, smoking, cancer, muscle weakness, leg injury, or trauma, swelling of a superficial vein (phlebitis), hereditary passing through generations, and even sitting or standing for long periods of time without moving. However, for this type of fibromyalgia, a lot of the signs and key symptoms that can go into this specific experience can include; itching and tingling, pale complexion, fatigue, muscle spasms, twitching, or relentless leg syndrome. Of course in all illnesses, there are varying levels of intensity.

The most common treatment for venous insufficiency is a prescription of compression stockings. These apply pressure at the ankle and lower leg to increase blood flow and reduce leg swelling. Although doctors prescribe this, it doesn’t get down to the fact that your body has irregularities that need correcting. This really only is a temporary fix. The key factor is though is that we can treat this, unlike any compression stocking. We get down to the root of the problem and actually help you, support your body through acupuncture and herbal treatments to self-heal. Our treatment strategy is to increase blood production and circulation throughout your body. We fulfill the strategy by using plant-based herbal formulas that have the following effects: anti-itching, anti-pain, anti-tumor, anti-cancer effects, anti-lower back pain, preventing osteoporosis, increase red blood cell count, modulate immune factors, and increase insulin availability.

If you are feeling and experiencing fibromyalgia type six which results in excruciating bodily pain, 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, and how we can help you find more resources and information on your chronic illness.