Acupuncture Treats Fibromyalgia at the Root Cause!

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Nearly 5 million people suffer with Fibromyalgia and 80-90 percent of them are women.  Why is this?  Well, fibromyalgia has a direct link to chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal deficiency.  Since more women are prone to be adrenal deficient, therefore more women end up getting the diagnosis of fibromyalgia as a secondary diagnosis.  Men too can get adrenal deficiency but since men are larger bodied beings and have more muscle and strength, they have a tendency to not tap into this reserve tank as much as women.  The kidneys are the reserves and the adrenal glands store the reserve energy, in the form of cortisol.  If the body is under a lot of stress, or you did not eat, or get adequate nutrition, the body will tap right into this reserve/savings account and pull out cortisol.  Cortisol quickly and easily turns into an energy source that the body can utilize in the form of sugar.  Therefore, right away the body knows it can get what it needs if you are stressed or hungry and low on energy.  The digestive system is more so known as the checking account in the system.  If you eat well throughout the day, giving the body protein, good carbs and vegetables, it will function properly.  If this checking account is not full of nutrition, the body will therefore tap into the savings account.

So, how does this all tie into fibromyalgia?  Fibromyalgia is a group of symptoms that are characterized by pain in joints and different muscular areas of the body.  This is caused by a mineral deficiency at the root.  Each muscle needs sodium, potassium and calcium to fire its impulse.  So, every time you flex a muscle these crucial minerals are needed.  If these minerals are depleted, there is pain present.  Chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue starts this process as the body is using up many minerals in the fight or flight response, each time the adrenal glands are forced to produce cortisol.  These minerals prioritize and go directly to organ function because minerals are needed for the heart to pump, the kidneys to function and the digestive system to regulate.  The body prioritizes which system needs what and unfortunately the muscles are last in the chain of command.  The body’s main goal is to keep the person alive and functioning.

Acupuncture works amazingly for fibromyalgia because acupuncture helps with pain and gets the nervous system to flow properly.  With proper mineral supplementation that your Acupuncturist can advise you of, and a course of acupuncture treatments, as well as addressing the adrenal gland deficiency, the body can be on its way back to better health.  Our acupuncture clinic is in Franklin TN, but we serve the entire Nashville area with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Nutrition, Cupping, Massage and other holistic health modalities.  It is our goal to get you feeling better as quickly as possible.  Our Nashville Acupuncturist specializes in pain management, women’s health and chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue with over 10 years of successfully treating this.  Do you have questions?  Please call us.  We are happy to give you a free consultation to go over your particular issue.  Acupuncture works!  It gets to the root of the problem without any side effects and is long-lasting!

Acupuncturist in Nashville Tennessee-Amy L. Suplee


Acupuncturist Nashville

Amy L. Suplee-Licensed Acupuncturist in Nashville, TN

Amy is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified by the NCCAOM, the governing body for Acupuncturists in the United States.  She received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California and is a graduate of University of Colorado.  Amy is the Founder and CEO of the International Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association.

Amy specializes in Women’s HealthFertilityPain Management and Chronic Illness.  She has been trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Classical Chinese Medicine and 5 Element Emotional Balancing and Acupuncture. She has a long history in Western Medicine so she has the ability to integrate an Eastern and Western approach.  Amy is passionate about her work and enjoys seeing results in her patients.  As an Acupuncturist and resident of Nashville, she is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their health goals.  She has taken on some of the most difficult cases, and treated patients who have seen multiple doctors who had not previously had relief from their ailments.