Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and some arthritic conditions are common problem for many people. Daily life and management of the pain can be difficult. To treat the pain, as practitioners and as patients, together we need work hard to get to the root of the problem. The true cause of fibromyalgia and chronic pain is often multifactoral and involves many components including, cardiovascular, digestive, neurologic, emotional, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and lymph system problems.

Successful treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic pain must address all of these issues and often utilize many modalities of treatment. Here at Sun Acupuncture we combine acupuncture, Asian bodywork, Chinese herbal formulas, topical liniments and patches, scraping and cupping techniques, along with, diet, exercise, lifestyle, and vitamin and supplement recommendations.

Our main goal is to work in conjunction with the patients to relieve the pain, improve the quality of life, and get the patients off the detrimental dependence of prescription painkillers and other long-term drug treatments.

Every individual person is different and will respond uniquely to treatments based on their particular lifestyle, diet, exercise, work, and sleep habits. Emotional, environmental and genetic factors will also play a role and are a necessary consideration.

People often ask me what is my success with treating fibromyalgia and chronic pain. I always use the “50% – 20% – 20% – 10%” Rule. This means that:

  • 50%: Patients will naturally respond to treatments with full efficacy results.

  • 20%: Patients will respond well, but slower and more gradually.

  • 20%: Patients will need long-term care and will need to some significant lifestyle changes.                                                                                                          

  • 10%: Patients will not respond.

Ultimately, a formula will not tell us if who will get relief and who will not, it really comes down to a case-by-case basis. If you want to know more and to see if Sun Acupuncture can help you with fibromyalgia and chronic pain, please contact us and we will give you a free consult and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.