How Acupressure can help in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia a musculoskeletal disorder can be treated with acupressure to give relief from pain.
  1. Osteoarthritis 2. Rheumatoid arthritis 3. Fibromyalgia 4. Gout
    5. Cervical Spondylosis or Arthritis of the Neck

Dr. Amit at Sanjeevani Kaya Shodhan Sansthan explains Fibromyalgia as a musculoskeletal disorder and most present in women between 25 to 60 years in age.  The patient feels pain in the joints and muscles and often complains of being extremely tired. However it does not damage the joints or muscles.

Other symptoms include

  • Severe Headaches
  • Sensitivity to Smells and Temperatures
  • Sleeping Disorder
  •  Stiffness in the Body
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Fibro Fog- A condition, where the patient can’t concentrate and may create stress, depression or anxiety

The patient must mention the trigger points or tender points to the doctor. Even a tap or little pressure can cause pain on these tender spots. These tender points may happen in any of the locations:

  • Back of the Head
  • Upper Chest
  • Outer Elbows
  • Top of Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Knees

Why does it happen?

  • Trauma or stress or hormonal imbalance created by extreme mental, emotional or physical tribulation or even accidents can cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Sometimes autoimmune disorder may cause fibromyalgia.
  • It may even be hereditary or genetic.

Dr. Amit Singh, specializing in Acupressure at Sanjeevani Gohana further adds that Fibromyalgia is an incurable disorder and can be managed with naturopathic treatment, aid from physiotherapy and sessions of acupressure to give relief from pain. The pressure is used effectively on specific points in the body to relieve the patient from pain.

These pressure points include:

Yintang : one of the most helpful points in acupressure in relieving stress and anxiety

Yintang is perhaps one of the most helpful points in relieving anxiety and stress. The acupressure point is located in between the eyebrows.

Ren 17 is found at the 4th intercostal space help to deal with stress and anxiety

Ren 17 found in the centre of the chest helps in dealing with physical stress and anxiety. The point is found in the anterior midline, middle of the chest. It is exactly located below the second rib onwards at the fourth intercostal space.

ST36 helps in releif from stress and anxiety

Stomach 36 or ST 36 is most helpful for patients suffering from anxiety or stress in Fibromyalgia. It is extremely helpful in calming and soothing the patient. ST 36 is found 4 fingers below the knee or the patella in the tibia. Massaging the point for 4-5 minutes provides great relief to the patient.

Ear Shen Men found in the triangular fossa of the ear.

Ear Shen Men gives relief emotional and physical stress. It is found in the upper region, in the triangular fossa of the ear.

Pericardium 6 helps the patient suffering from nausea

Pericardium 6 helps patients suffering from nausea. It is found at the inner and lower part of the wrist, about 3 fingers from the wrist crease.

For any questions, you can send a post in “Ask the Doctor” section and Dr. Amit Singh will surely get back to you.