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Fibromyalgia Introduction Series by Lotus Spring Acupuncture & Wellness Inc.

Imagine having the flu. The aches and pains follow a similar pattern due to the generalized immune response. Imagine the complete loss of energy, stiff neck, mental fogginess, and lethargic. This is essentially what is happening with the cause of fibromyalgia through immune hypersensitivity. The pain itself comes when the immune system perceives a pathogen. It responds with increased inflammatory cytokines, nitric oxide, and homocysteine levels. In simple terms, hypersensitivity reactions occur when the normally protective immune system responds abnormally, potentially harming the body. What this does is it increases nitric oxide around the areas of inflammation-causing muscle contraction similar to the way you might get a stiff neck when getting a common cold, limiting the LYMPHATIC drainage. This restriction can contribute to challenges with water retention and swelling. When this happens, you will either see an absence of sweating or sweating along the back of the neck.

This particular type of fibromyalgia pain wanders from place to place, as the non-specific immunity tries to respond specifically to the pathogen. When this pertinent roll reveals itself, people experience pain that changes with the seasons and maybe worse than during allergy or cold seasons. The pain tends to linger in the joints and upper back. And overall treatment strategies, 10 to introduce sweating and staying warm. People with this kind of pain benefit from saunas and immune therapies. The drainage massage has also been shown to be helpful in these cases. As an underlying strategy, we use plant-based therapies shown to regulate nitric oxide and water metabolism.

To really alleviate the pain from this stage it is essential to activate micro phases and regulate T cells, B cells, and NK cells. Antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal interventions may all be used so long as they don’t cause major distress or gut microbiota. It is also important during the stage to regulate bowel movements and protect the liver and the CNS. The key signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing can include; stiff neck and or frozen shoulder, swollen lymphatic tissue, chills, aches & tiredness.

If you are feeling and experiencing this type of 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 and in particular, immune sensitivity. 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 schedule@lotusspringacupuncture.com and let us know how we can help with your immune sensitivity. 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.