If you live in Brampton or Mississauga area and like to treat your Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) with acupuncture, summer is the good time of year to do the treatment.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a form of fibromyalgia where pain and stiffness occurs in muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body, accompanied by other generalized symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disruption or unrefreshing sleep, mood disorder, and cognitive difficulties such as poor memory or mental “fogginess.”
In Chinese medicine there is a term call “冬病夏治” which means to treat winter disease in summer. The reason is summer we have the most Yang factor and it gives the most boost to treat those cold, deficiency problems. For Fibromyalgia syndrome most patient find winter or cold make their condition worse, and it is suitable to treat in summer than winter. I have been visiting Fibromyalgia syndrome patients in winter and some of them their home temperature is pretty low and frankly their treating results are not optimum. For those cold related illness we should take good use of season factor and same is true for Fibromyalgia syndrome.
For modern medicine The cause of fibromyalgia is not yet known. In Chinese Medicine, fibromyalgia is system-wide imbalance. For Chinese medicine we even don’t care too much about those modern medicine diagnosis and terms, we find the root for the problem, balance Yin and Yang, clear meridians stagnation, harmonize internal organs. Fibromyalgia syndrome should see good results but compare to other acute pain it may need more time to recover.