Fibromyalgia Type Two: Gut Dysbiosis

 Fibromyalgia Introduction Series, Type 2: Gut Dysbiosis by Lotus Spring Acupuncture & Wellness Inc.

Think of a swamp. Now imagine that the swamp is heated to 98.6°F. This is the human body with water retention. Just as a hot-swap they have swamp gas, mosquitoes, and plenty of fungi, the human body will likewise begin to develop poisonous gases, pathogenic organisms, and plenty of fungi. This is a water lodge body.

When you have gut dysbiosis, Just imagine a city trying to function under 2 feet of water. Life will go on but at a very slow pace. This impedes healing and leads to systemic fungal infections. In simple terms, when it comes to this intestinal problem, it’s referring to a condition in which there is an imbalance of the microorganisms that are living within our intestines. When one of these bacterial colonies is out of balance, it can lead to gut dysbiosis.

Gut Dysbiosis typically occurs when the bacteria in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes your stomach and intestines, become unbalanced and then starts a chain reaction throughout the rest of the body. People experience pain that feels heavy; the skin and muscles feel soggy due to water retention and is often accompanied by a mental fog. In severe cases, it can cause edema.

Overall, gut dysbiosis or poor gut balance leads to systemic inflammation causing fatigue and pain symptoms. Poor cultivation of gut flora interferes with the manufacture of vitamins, processing of amino acids, and is associated with intestinal lesions and inappropriate immune reactions. It is similar to type one, except that the cause is primarily dietary, rather than caused by antigens. It is associated with poor water metabolism.

The treatment strategy for fibromyalgia caused by gut dysbiosis is plain and simple. Drain the swamp and improve gut balance. We can do this by increasing bowel movements and restore healthy gut flora to decrease gut dysbiosis. Using plant-based we intervene to regulate water metabolism, blood sugar, and blood lipids. It also has immune regulatory effects. We reduce fungi and increase SOD and other antioxidants to help reduce damage caused by inflammation.

To combat Fibro fog, we use herbs that have been shown to increase memory and brain cell proliferation. Some of the key signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing can include; irritable bowel disorder, loose stools, edema, water retention, fibromyalgia fog/foggy brain, symptoms worse in moist or hot weather, generalized headache, need to remind yourself to drink, fatigue, chronic fungal infections, or allergies and chronic sinusitis.

Our acupuncturist Dan Clark has done wonders to be able to improve the health and wellness of many people who have fibromyalgia, especially patients who are dealing with gut dysboisis. 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 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, gut dysbiosis, 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. With being in business for over 16+ years, we’re the ones who can give you personalized treatment to help you attain your personal health goals. When you are struggling with fibromyalgia, and have gut dysbiosis symptoms, we are here to help!

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