Fibromyalgia Treatment in Christchurch at Kinesiology Pain Clinic
Updated: Sep 28
Fibromyalgia is a complex illness often taking years to get a definitive diagnosis. The reasons for this delay is although fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal problem causing chronic pain throughout your body there can be a collection of other signs and symptoms.
o Pain that can come and go, even move to different parts of your body, making it very difficult to know how you're going to feel from day to day and what you will be able to do.
o Fatigue, again this can be ongoing and continual or it may be intermittent with some days better than others.
o Sleep can be very intermittent and lack of sleep can make pain and fatigue much worse.
o There is a saying of "fibro fog" due to the fact that concentration and memory can be a problem especially at work.
o Added to this effect can be a hypersensitivity to noise, smells or light.
It is not surprising if some or all of the above are part of your daily life that anxiety or depression can develop.
Kinesiology Therapy for Fibromyalgia
The use of kinesiology can be beneficial to some or all of the signs and symptoms mentioned above. I remember one client that came to my pain clinic in Perth. She found me because that only treatment she was offered was to take medication, the specialist saying this was her only option. She decided she didn't want to take medication and decided not to return to the specialist. By working with me she found resolution of her pain. This did take about six months, during this time she needed to make changes to her lifestyle and to learn a lot about herself.
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It is somewhat contentious as to whether once you have fibromyalgia as to whether it will ever go away. I remember visiting two different support groups while I was practicing at my pain clinic in Perth. I was giving talks in my capacity as a natural pain therapist sharing my ideas around fibromyalgia especially in relation to chronic pain.
The first group to whom I gave a presentation was a support group that met regularly. However my presentation and ideas were quickly forgotten when one of the members of the group shared her recent experience of a new therapy, a new cure! Unfortunately it had a price tag of over $2000?
Is Fibromyalgia a Lifelong Disease?
My other experience of giving a talk at a fibromyalgia support group I found interesting for two reasons. Firstly, the president started her welcome with the statement that she would have fibromyalgia for the rest of her life.
I thought this was a very strong definitive statement to announce to the group.
This is not true for everyone who has fibromyalgia. Was this the best statement for any newcomers to the group, or those recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia to hear and remember?
Secondly, in this particular meeting several people again, shared their 'cures' - one was a sufferer who had found and was now selling magnesium oil. The other was a doctor, a local GP who did a variation of acupuncture as part of his regular treatments that could cost as little as $10.
It's understandable that with such a painful difficult chronic condition as fibromyalgia people who are suffering are looking to make their lives easier and of course many are hoping for a medication or treatment that will make them pain-free.
What I Offer at my Christchurch Clinic in Riccarton
As a natural therapy practitioner, that includes naturopathic medicine, kinesiology and yoga I can bring a holistic integrated approach to all pain conditions. And it's been my experience in the last 20 years that natural therapies, complimentary or alternative therapies are often searched for and used by people who have not found satisfactory treatment for their chronic pain.