Fibromyalgia is often a diagnosis of last resort, but we know that it is caused by overstimulation of the nervous system, causing pain and emotional discord.

Our practitioners very consistently get relief for their patients from their symptoms – Dr. Jes even trained under fibromyalgia specialist Dr. Liang for 2.5 years!

Can acupuncture help with fibromyalgia?

Our practitioners have years of experience using Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat fibromyalgia. Treatment will address musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and stimulate the immune system to support better overall health. In addition, acupuncture promotes relaxation, helping to combat symptoms such as muscle spasms, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.

Treatment will help with:

  • Pain and stiffness all over the body
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Problems with thinking, memory, and concentration
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw pain or TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome)
  • Digestive issues, such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Postherpetic neuropathy (PHN)
  • Shingles symptoms

And so much more!

We treat fibromyalgia by blending the time-tested science of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with innovative medical solutions like ATP Therapy. At Acu Chatt, we will design a customized treatment plan to address your wellness goals!

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are extremely effective in reducing chronic pain and anxiety associated with Fibromyalgia. In fact, the 18 points used to test for this condition are actually acupuncture points!

Our practitioners are specially trained in using Traditional Chinese Medicine to improve function by increasing the blood flow to the affected nerves, reducing inflammation, and reducing pain & stress levels.

Working with the nervous system directly, our practitioners can help nerves to repair themselves by increasing blood flow and nutrition to the affected areas. They will also work with the surrounding musculature to support the improvements made on every level.


Currently, there are no conclusive studies on why acupuncture works as a whole. However, there is evidence supporting the effectiveness of several aspects of acupuncture treatment.

  • Studies in animals and people, including studies that used imaging methods to see what’s happening in the brain, have shown that acupuncture may affect nervous system function.
  • Acupuncture may have direct effects on the tissues where the needles are inserted. This type of effect has been seen in connective tissue.
  • Acupuncture used in conjunction with fertility treatments such as IUI or IVF showed a statistically significant increase in positive outcomes for patients.
  • Acupuncture has nonspecific effects (effects due to incidental aspects of a treatment rather than its main mechanism of action). Nonspecific effects may be due to the patient’s belief in the treatment, the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, or other factors not directly caused by the insertion of needles. In many studies, the benefit of acupuncture has been greater when it was compared with no treatment than when it was compared with sham (simulated or fake) acupuncture procedures, such as the use of a device that pokes the skin but does not penetrate it. These findings suggest that nonspecific effects contribute to the beneficial effect of acupuncture on pain or other symptoms.
  • In recent research, a nonspecific effect was demonstrated in a unique way: Patients who had experienced pain relief during a previous acupuncture session were shown a video of that session and asked to imagine the treatment happening again. This video-guided imagery technique had a significant pain-relieving effect.

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