Mainstream medicine offers limited relief for the pain and exhaustion that accompanies fibromyalgia. Sometimes antidepressants and counseling are prescribed. Patients are advised to pace themselves and restrict activities to keep their symptoms in check. Additionally, many physicians are suggesting that their patients explore complimentary medical approaches such as Rolfing and acupuncture.
Fibromyalgia symptoms include:
- Widespread pain throughout body that is frequently experienced as constant dull ache.
- Trouble focusing and concentrating on mental tasks.
- Anxiety and depression.
Chronic fatigue symptoms include:
- Extreme fatigue that gets worse with physical
and mental activity, but does not improve with rest.
- Loss of memory or concentration.
- Sore throat.
- Unexplained muscle pain.
While chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia have similar symptoms, pain is the dominant factor with fibromyalgia, while exhaustion is the greatest challenge with chronic fatigue. Both are chronic in nature and have no definitive cure. Conventional treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome focus on symptom relief.
Rolfing and acupuncture draw upon the body’s innate ability for self healing. At first glance, Rolfing and acupuncture are very different healing modalities. Rolfing uses deep pressure to create balance in the physical structure while acupuncture uses needles to balance energy. Read More