Thank you for getting this site started.
I read your. profile that you do Holistic & energy for mind/body & soul work.
I am interested in where I can find more information on this topic. I have all the medical issues you have plus several more.
And lately I could use some help with all of that. Any help would be appreciated from anyone, And also would love to talk to other members that have tried this & if you found this helpful. Thank you, Kathy
Chronic Myofascial Pain - Mfpdfibro, Holistic medicine, tell me more?
- 31 Dec 2012 by butterflylynn
- 22 Sep 2013
- pain, medicine, chronic, chronic myofascial pain
Hi Kathy, I realise that your Q was mainly for mfpdfibro, yet I have a tiny bit of experience with some holistic medicine.
I started acupuncture a couple months ago, and found it quite helpful with pain, I was amazed to put it mildly. I walked into this "Acupuncturist and Herbalist's" office a total skeptic, and walked out with my gob agape! I was so very surprised how well it worked.
Also, I've myofacial pain and I described this to my acupuncturist, she put 'cups' on the very tender points, where the myofascial pain is the worst.
That treatment lasted a good three days, and I was bruised from four cups put on my shoulders. The cups are turned into a vacuum by running a lighter, just for a few seconds, inside the glass 'cup' then they are applied to your worst areas.
This woman is just incredible and I wish I could send all fibro friends to her!
She also has a special diet that I'm on, which I can tell you more about if you are interested.
Hey thanks for filling in Mac in my absence. You give great answers. As far as holistic medicine or modalities many people have ones that work great for them and others not so great. It is as different for each as each of us are different. I would always suggest the library as your first resource to start looking up things and also your library's electronic database that you can access at home with your library card. Many can find guided imagery or even guided hypnotherapy tapes, Cds for pain and even individual causes. Along the same lines as acupuncture some physical therapists have been trained on how to apply dry needling to trigger points and it has been one of the quickest most painless (although it doesn't sound like it) ways to release even the most nagging of trigger points. The problem is finding the PT's that do it. I usually would open up the phone book about every six months and just start calling to see who does and who doesn't.
If they don't call back in six months and then they may. That is how I currently found my PT and have started getting it done. The best thing you can do is educate yourself on your condition because most physicians, ruemolologists,(sp?) sorry, PT's and pain specialists don't fully understand myofascial triggers. Hope this helps feel free to ask away if you need anything further or if I didn't answer enough for you. Hope you feel better soon.
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