Following my diagnosis of fibromyalgia, I was prescribed two medications for pain and needed them around-the-clock. I then received a referral from the South Sacramento Kaiser Pain Clinic to try acupuncture with Steve Phillips. At first I was treated weekly and found that I was moving better with less pain. I dropped back to every […]
I am 57 years old and approximately 32 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Over these 32 years, I have suffered the pain, discomfort and sleeping issues that are common with this disease. I slowly stopped doing things I love, like oil painting and gardening. The pain was too much in my hands and
In the 17+ years since I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on medical specialists, prescription medicines, herbal supplements, and therapies (e.g., biofeedback, hypnosis, massage, magnets, chiropractic treatments, Kinesiology)—with little or no results. My chronic pain, fatigue, and all the other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia continued to worsen. I
I want to say that I was skeptical about acupuncture at first. I’d been in medical training where we had to practice injections on our classmates, and I don’t mind telling you that it hurt sometimes. The idea of putting needles in me all over the body was not what I was looking forward to.
My name is Mary Overton and I’m 59 years old. In June 2001, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. In the last 9 years I have taken pain medication, injections to my spine and I've also had two knee operations, Every day I live with pain in several parts of my body. The pain