Fibromyalgia – There Is a Cure
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized commonly by one or several of the following symptoms: widespread musculoskeletal pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia, memory loss and mood disorders.
As with most chronic illness Western Medicine is only able to prescribe medication that can only suppress the symptoms at best. In order to actually cure fibromyalgia it is important to first determine what the cause is.
I have listed below the most common causes:
- Cervical Spine Trauma
- Organic Chemical Exposure
- Excessive prolonged stress
- Food IgG sensitivities – macrophage mediated serum sickness
- Poorly managed menopause/myofascial pain
- Immunologic Type- viral illness, immunizations
- Bio-Toxins – mold, Lyme
- Combination of two of the above
To determine the cause I listen to the detailed history of the patient, do a physical exam that takes into consideration Chinese Medicine signs of imbalances, review existing blood tests and in most cases order more specific tests.
Once the cause has been determined then a treatment protocol will be developed that is unique to each patient. This could entail for example bio-identical hormone therapy, acupuncture, detoxification, IV therapy, frequency specific microcurrent, homeopathy, dietary changes, and balancing of the immune system.
Depending on the cause restoring balance to the body can take place as quickly as 1-2 months.
Terry Pfau DO, HMD