You’ve tried everything. You’ve seen a lot of doctors, and taken all kinds of pain pills, anti-depressants, and supplements. You’re also no stranger to self-care and try to go through the motions for everything that could help you, but with little or no improvement. The only relief is to rest constantly, but that seems only to make you more tired. You might even blame yourself.
This is no way to live. It’s not just in your head, and it’s certainly not your fault. Just in the same way that your symptoms are both in how you feel and what your body is telling you, you need a holistic solution that looks at both places with equal curiosity.
People just like you are finding solutions in the functional medicine arena. In a recent partially blind, controlled and randomized clinical trial involving 50 participants with fibromyalgia, participants who received acupuncture experienced the significant decrease in fatigue and anxiety symptoms compared to those who did not receive acupuncture.