Fibromyalgia -Obtain Relief

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Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic widespread pain condition affecting every aspect of life. Dr. Mehvar, OMD, LAc has over 20 years of experience treating and often putting fibromyalgia into remission.  At Newport Wellness Group in Newport Beach, California, our certified acupuncturists approach fibromyalgia with clinical expertise and compassion.  Make an appointment today for a consultation.

Common Fibromyalgia Pain Relief FAQs

What is Fibromyalgia and What Causes It?  

Fibromyalgia involves the central nervous system registering pain signals that aren’t caused by injury or inflammation. Research indicates it stems from interactions between genetics, illness/trauma, chronic stress, and sleep dysfunction. 

– Prevalence: It’s estimated that 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from fibromyalgia. Between 3-6% of the world population has fibromyalgia, with women accounting for 75-90% of cases.

– Diagnosis: There are no standard lab tests, which often delays diagnosis for years.

– Symptoms Fluctuate: Unpredictable flare-ups disrupt work, socializing, exercise and home life.

In addition to widespread muscle pain and profound fatigue, symptoms include:

– Sleep Problems: Pain can disturb sleep.  and, non-restorative sleep exacerbates pain sensitivity. 
– Cognitive Dysfunction: Memory, focus and “fibro fog” issues are common.
– Headaches and Digestive Issues: These affect over half of patients.
– Anxiety and Depression: Coping with constant pain contributes to mood disorders.

The variability of symptoms makes fibromyalgia impossible to cure with pharmaceuticals. This is where some acupuncture makes a big difference by targeting multiple symptoms simultaneously.  However, you have to find the right acupuncturists.  Only one of our acupuncturists treats this condition, as she has had the best outcomes. 

How Can Acupuncture Help Relieve Fibromyalgia?

Medical acupuncture is grounded in science-based understanding of physiology and neurological pain pathways. Fine sterile needles are precisely placed in specific points on the body corresponding to the location of pain as well as points influencing whole-body regulation.

For fibromyalgia patients, potential therapeutic benefits include: 

– Pain Reduction: Acupuncture triggers the release of endorphins, serotonin and other neurotransmitters regulating pain perception.

– Nervous System Recalibration: Treatment can help balance the over-sensitized central nervous system common in fibromyalgia.

– Inflammation Modulation: Some studies show acupuncture lowering inflammatory compounds linked to chronic pain.

– Enhanced Sleep Quality: Many patients report improved sleep after a series of acupuncture sessions, with positive effects on pain levels and energy.

– Remission of Fibromyalgia:  Appropriate doses of acupuncture as a stand alone therapy may provide lasting relief.  You must start acupuncture as soon as symptoms arise.  

What is our approach?

No two fibromyalgia cases manifest exactly the same way. At Newport Wellness Group, our licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Shohre Mehvar, OMD, LAc  perform thorough health assessments, considering your unique symptoms, pain patterns, medical history and lifestyle factors. This enables them to develop customized treatment plans targeting your needs for lasting relief. 

What can you expect?

You will have an initial evaluation for fibromyalgia.

Every condition requires an evaluation and consultation, similar to most visits you have with any doctor.   

Dr. Mehvar’s  initial consultations are in person and may be longer in length than you are accustomed to.  Before you are provided acupuncture, she obtains your medical history and assesses how you function from head-to-toe.  She addresses multiple health complaints simultaneously.  

Why choose Newport Wellness Group?

We provide high quality healthcare and higher quality acupuncture.  Dr. Mehvar, OMD, LAc specializes in helping patients recover from fibromyalgia.

“Dr. Mehvar is one of the most compassionate, professional & sincerely kind person I have ever been treated by. She has really helped me with my fibromyalgia & over come some of life’s challenges. I consider her much more than just a fantastic acupuncturist I consider her a friend! I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants to improve their life physically & emotionally.”

The information on this page is for educational purposes only. Prospective patients must have consultations with one of the acupuncturists who will deem if acupuncture is recommended.

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