According to one estimate, 2 percent of Americans, or about 3.7 million people may have the fibromyalgia syndrome. It primarily affects women and usually first occurs between the ages of 20 and 60.
It causes no inflammation, and does not affect the joints, connective tissue, or muscles. This lack of inflammation sets fibromyalgia apart from rheumatoid arthritis. It produces pain in the body’s fibrous, ligaments and tendons and in the muscles. The pain has been described in a variety of ways including: burning, radiating, gnawing, sore, stiff, and aching, although it may start in one region, such as the neck and shoulders.
Pain may radiate from various sites that are painful when the tender points are touched, although people with fibromyalgia may not even realize these particular areas hurt until pressure is applied to them. The other main characteristic of fibromyalgia is chronic fatigue. About 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia describe moderate or severe fatigue with lack of energy, decreased exercise endurance, or the kind of exhaustion felt with the flu or with lack of sleep. Sufferers often complain of waking up as tired as they were when they went to sleep and remaining fatigued throughout the day.
It often varies according to time of the day, activity level, weather, sleep patterns, and stress levels. Most people with fibromyalgia say that some degree of pain is always present. They sense that the pain is mainly in their muscles and often note that fibromyalgia feels like a persistent flu.
Many people with fibromyalgia have a personal history of depression or anxiety at some time in their life. There is evidence that some people with fibromyalgia have a history of abuse or neglect during their life as well.
People with fibromyalgia may have feelings of numbness and tingling in their hands, arms, feet, legs, or sometimes in their face. These feelings can suggest other disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neuritis, or even multiple sclerosis. Headaches, especially muscular (tension) and migraine headaches, are common in fibromyalgia. Abdominal pain, bloating, and alternating constipation and diarrhea are also common. This may resemble irritable bowel syndrome or “spastic colon.” Similar bladder spasms and irritability may cause urinary urgency or frequency.
Tim Wu’s Qigong therapy focuses the treating on immune system and nerve system for fribromalgia. It’s very important to improve the circulation condition, such as blood circulation and energy circulation, for heal the symptom of fibromalgia.
It takes about 5 to 10 treatments for msot of the fribromalgia patients to completely get rid of this symptom.
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