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Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

Other symptoms include tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected, sleep problems, and troubles with memory. Some people also report restless legs syndrome, bowel or bladder problems, numbness and tingling, and sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature. Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Other types of chronic pain are also frequently present.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it’s thought to be related to abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain and changes in the way the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) processes pain messages carried around the body.

Conventional medical treatment: medication – such as antidepressants and painkillers

Talking therapies – such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and counselling.

According to the above performance, based on Chinese medicine theory, Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is , liver-kidney Yin deficiency, and qi stagnation and blood stasis.

Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) recommend: Chinese herbal remedy and acupuncture.

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