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    Are you tired of the persistent pain and discomfort caused by Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)? At our Acupuncture Clinic on the Gold Coast, Haynes Acupuncture, we offer a holistic and natural approach to managing and alleviating the symptoms of FMS. Our experienced practitioners are dedicated to helping you find relief and regain control over your life.

    What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)?

    Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a complex and chronic disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and tender points. It can greatly affect your quality of life, making everyday activities challenging and diminishing your overall well-being.

    How Can Acupuncture Help?

    Acupuncture is an ancient practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine that focuses on restoring the balance of energy, or “qi,” within the body. By inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s meridian pathways, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms and promotes a sense of well-being. Many individuals with FMS have reported significant improvements in pain levels, sleep quality, and overall functionality through acupuncture treatments.

    Our Approach to Treating FMS:

    • Personalised Treatment Plans
    • Pain Management
    • Improved Sleep
    • Stress Reduction
    • Increase Energy

    Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

    • Widespread Pain
    • Tender Points
    • Fatigue
    • Sleep Disturbances:
    • Cognitive Difficulties
    • Stiffness
    • Anxiety or stress
    • Headaches
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Numbness and Tingling
    • Muscle Weakness

    Causes Of Fibromyalgia

    • Autonomic nervous system dysfunction
    • Irregular response to stress
    • Abnormal Pain Processing
    • Stress and Trauma
    • Chronic viral conditions – Long-Covid, Glandular Fever, Ross River Fever etc
    • Hormonal Factors:
    • Environmental Factors
    • Physical Trauma

    Research into CFS/ME is ongoing, with studies and systematic reviews taking place all the time. The following are two studies conducted that have promising results.

    “The effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis” Authors: Chiu HY, Yeh TH, Huang YC, et al. Published in: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2013), This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating CFS. It synthesises findings from multiple studies to assess the impact of acupuncture on fatigue, pain, sleep, and overall well-being in individuals with CFS.

    “Systematic review of treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis” Authors: Chambers D, Bagnall AM, Hempel S, et al. Published in: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (2006) This systematic review provides a comprehensive overview of different treatments for CFS/ME. It evaluates the evidence for various interventions, including pharmacological treatments, behavioural therapies, and alternative therapies.

    Living with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) can be challenging, but there’s hope for relief through our personalised acupuncture treatment plan. Here at Haynes Acupuncture Gold Coast, our experienced acupuncturists understand that FMS affects each individual differently, and that’s why we’re dedicated to tailoring a plan that addresses your unique symptoms and needs.

    Your Personalised CFS Acupuncture Plan

    Our Comprehensive Assessment will begin with a thorough assessment of your condition, considering your pain points, sleep patterns, energy levels, and overall health. This helps us create a treatment strategy that’s right for you. By stimulating the body’s natural pain-relieving mechanisms, we aim to reduce your pain and improve your daily comfort.

    Our Commitment to Your Well-being

    Living with FMS can impact your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Our commitment is to support you on your journey towards better health and improved quality of life.

    Our acupuncturists have extensive experience in treating FMS. They stay up-to-date with the latest research and techniques to provide you with the highest level of care. Our goal is not just short-term relief but long-term wellness. We work with you to develop a treatment plan that supports your ongoing health and helps you manage your FMS symptoms effectively.

    Take the First Step Towards Relief

    You don’t have to face FMS alone. Our acupuncture clinic is here to guide you towards relief and improved well-being. Taking the first step is easy. You’ll start experiencing the benefits of reduced pain, improved sleep, and enhanced overall wellness through a series of acupuncture sessions.

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    Treatments to help you feel better while you get better

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    Assess & Diagnose

    We start with a detailed consultation including medical history, possible causes, lifestyle factors and current symptoms. Chinese Medicine diagnosis is done through the pulse and abdominal palpation.

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    Treat & Assist

    Acupuncture is mainly used in the early stages of treatment, with dietary and lifestyle modifications. Along the way we may use Chinese Herbal medicine and moxibustion to help with the treatment.

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    Plan & Evolve

    A treatment plan is put in place over a set period of time depending on the severity of the condition. We regularly evaluate the patient’s response to treatment and adjust the approach accordingly.

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    Support & Results

    Your acupuncturists will help with symptom management such as pain, fatigue and stress reduction and we work alongside your treating physician to get the best results for you.

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    What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)?2023-11-13T15:16:41+10:00

    FMS is a chronic disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and tender points. It affects how your brain processes pain signals, leading to heightened sensitivity and discomfort.

    What causes FMS?2023-11-13T15:17:09+10:00

    The exact cause of FMS is not fully understood, but it’s believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, neurological, and immune system factors. It can be triggered by physical trauma, infections, stress, and more.

    What are the common symptoms of FMS?2023-11-13T15:17:32+10:00

    Common symptoms include widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive difficulties (“fibro fog”), stiffness, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and heightened sensitivity to sensory stimuli.

    How is FMS diagnosed?2023-11-13T15:17:50+10:00

    Diagnosing FMS involves ruling out other conditions with similar symptoms. The diagnostic criteria include widespread pain and tenderness in specific points for at least three months, along with other symptoms like fatigue and sleep disturbances.

    Can acupuncture help with FMS?2023-11-13T15:18:12+10:00

    Yes, acupuncture is a complementary therapy that many individuals with FMS find beneficial. It can help manage pain, improve sleep, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

    How does acupuncture work for FMS?2023-11-13T15:19:34+10:00

    Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. This stimulates the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters, providing pain relief and promoting relaxation. Acupuncture also helps balance the body’s energy flow (qi).

    How many acupuncture sessions are needed for FMS?2023-11-13T15:20:30+10:00

    The number of sessions varies depending on individual factors, such as the severity of symptoms and how well your body responds to treatment. A typical course of acupuncture for FMS may involve several weekly sessions initially, followed by maintenance sessions.

    Can acupuncture cure FMS?2023-11-13T15:21:10+10:00

    Acupuncture cannot cure FMS, but it can help manage its symptoms and improve your quality of life. It’s often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include medications, lifestyle adjustments, and other therapies.

    Fibromyalgia Acupuncture Appointments

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