How it manifests and how to treat it
Fibromyalgia within the parameters of modern medicine is considered a syndrome with a series of symptoms of unknown etiology, Chinese Medicine considers fibromyalgia as a condition resulting from the general weakness of the spleen-stomach, liver and heart.
To understand the difference you need to acknowledge that Chinese Medicine views and analyses organs from a very different perspective than Western medicine. The oriental culture interprets the mind and body as a psychophysical unit, and the organs comprise a functional physical-emotional-mental sphere. The anatomical form relates only to physiological functions. Each organ is considered to inform the form and the nature of a person and the areas which these manifest in specific tissues of the body. The interaction between all the functioning organs reveals the most complex personality of the individual and their health.
So, all psychosomatic diseases are diagnosed as the primary energy of the human system, which means that the imbalance affects the entire energy system as a whole. In other words, energy is compromised both in organic (tissues and organs) and emotional manifestations, which demonstrate a crisis in the person’s life.
If we make a pathophysiological comparison or better, a correlation with modern western medicine, Fibromyalgia constitutes a fascial “grouping” where fascia (thin layer that covers the muscles), produces fascial adhesions or “knots”. This is also aggravated by bad postural habits, repetitive motions and post-traumatic sequels that produce what we call in myofascial dysfunction physiotherapy.
This pathological process produces an inadequate circulation that limits the supply of nutrients to the fundamental substance of the connective tissue (muscles, tendons, etc.). In turn, this condition affects the quality of movement, since this chronic dense tissue becomes “hypomobile” which causes discomfort and pain. The so-called “tender points” of Fibromyalgia are actually a fascial grouping where Chi and blood are trapped.
Restoring the body with a holistic treatment approach
With comprehensive daily care and treatment, “patients” diagnosed with Fibromyalgia learn to restore the flow of Chi (vital energy) in the acupuncture meridian systems of the human body. This translates into better organ function, more efficient metabolism, strong blood flow and a clear mind. As the internal spaces, both physical and mental, increase, energies are released which drive the body into a natural state of balance. Keeping joints mobile, tissues malleable, muscles toned and flexible, also keeps body fluids moving, freeing the vascular system and nervous system from constrictions to feel the pleasure of a body without pain.
When you learn to release discomfort little by little, with consistency and gentleness, this care and attention, awakens the body’s innate healing intelligence and sense of personal power that is the natural extension of our state of balance.
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