At Bennett Acupuncture of Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, we specialize in treating difficult to manage, seemingly hopeless cases, including those who have Fibromyalgia.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Many people, primarily women, are affected by Fibromyalgia, a complex chronic condition that can vary in severity from mild to debilitating. Those with Fibromyalgia endure pain, tenderness, and fatigue throughout their whole body, with higher sensitivity to pain, pressure, and physical touch.
The exact cause is unknown, but it appears to be the interplay of several contributing stressors, including lifestyle, genetic and hormonal factors, and environmental. Common risk factors for Fibromyalgia may include poor physical conditioning, gender, menopause, general weakness, brain trauma, and a potential family history of Fibromyalgia.
- Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:
- Muscle aches/spasms, joint pain
- Chronic widespread pain
- Fatigue, weakness, possible heaviness in the arms and legs
- Chronic headaches
- Sleep disruption
- Impaired digestion (diarrhea, bloating, abdominal cramps)
- Altered sensation (numbness, tingling, or burning)
- Decreased functional activity and exercise tolerance
Symptoms vary in intensity and are triggered by and not limited to mental health stressors, hormone changes (menopause and a decrease in estrogen), environments such as cold or abrupt weather changes, and excessive physical activity.
Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Orange County
A multi-faceted and interdisciplinary approach is often required for Fibromyalgia. Most people with Fibromyalgia respond positively to a combination of medications, specific acupuncture, and manual therapies.
People with Fibromyalgia receiving acupuncture with Dr. Bennett frequently report decreased pain (especially relief from chronic headaches), improved sleep quality, and reduced muscle pain and aches.
In addition to Dr. Bennett’s specific acupuncture techniques is the use of ATP Resonance Biotherapy™, a non-invasive and painless process for treating many conditions using low-level electrical currents. ATP Resonance Biotherapy has 1,000 various frequencies that can be used to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, and repair tissue.
Want to meet with Dr. Bennett, schedule a consult by filling out the below form, or call us at 714-962-5031.
Results vary for each person, especially when accounting for other medical and lifestyle factors.