Treating Fibromyalgia with Chinese Medicine

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Fibromyalgia is a complicated and debilitating condition. Western medicine does not have great treatment strategies. However, research shows that acupuncture can be helpful. Add herbs into the treatment strategy, and many patients are able to minimize their symptoms. It is still a difficult condition that changes with age and environmental factors, but Chinese medicine is probably the best approach to dealing with its vagaries. This course will look at fibromyalgia from both biomedical and Chinese points of view, and discuss Chinese medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Participants will leave with a real-world approach to treating this condition.

Course Goals

A participant in this course will be able to:

  1. Understand fibromyalgia from a biomedical perspective
  2. Apply Chinese and biomedical diagnostics to fibromyalgia patients
  3. Develop appropriate and effective treatment strategies