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Fibromyalgia and its management by cupping therapy

Fibromyalgia and its management by cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is especially beneficial for people suffering from fibromyalgia. If you have fibromyalgia, you know how tender your muscles and joints are. Even a vigorous massage can send your body into spasm. Cupping, however, is a non-irritating type of treatment. It will not exacerbate your muscle pain in anyway, or compound any of your fibromyalgia symptoms...

Cupping therapy is especially beneficial for people suffering from fibromyalgia. If you have fibromyalgia, you know how tender your muscles and joints are. Even a vigorous massage can send your body into spasm. Cupping, however, is a non-irritating type of treatment. It will not exacerbate your muscle pain in anyway, or compound any of your fibromyalgia symptoms...

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Fibromyalgia and its management by cupping therapy

  1. 1. Dr Izharul Hasan Govt of NCT, A & U Tibbia College, Karol Bagh New Delhi 05 Email: drizharnium@gmail.com Fibromyalgia and its management by cupping therapy
  2. 2. Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is not well understood by the medical community. It is known, though, that certain people are more at risk of developing fibromyalgia than others. The symptoms of fibromyalgia can include everything from widespread pain to fatigue; menstrual pain to sleep disturbances. Because of the variety of fibromyalgia symptoms, there are a number of associated conditions linked to fibromyalgia.
  3. 3. Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown etiology characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms; such as:  Morning stiffness  Tingling or numbness in hands and feet  Headaches, including migraines  Irritable bowel syndrome  Sleep disturbances  Cognitive problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called "fibro fog")  Problems with thinking and memory  Painful menstrual periods and other pain syndromes
  4. 4. The prevalence of fibromyalgia is about 2%, affecting an estimated 5.0 million adults in 2005. Prevalence was much higher among women than men (3.4% versus 0.5%). Taken reference from www.cdc.govt/arthritis access on dated 27 may 2013.
  5. 5. Diagnosis and Test Currently there are no laboratory tests available for diagnosing fibromyalgia. Doctors must rely on patient histories, self-reported symptoms, a physical examination and an accurate manual tender point examination. This exam is based on the standardized American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. Proper implementation of the exam determines the presence of multiple tender points at characteristic locations.
  6. 6. To meet the fibromyalgia criteria for diagnosis, patients must have: A. Widespread pain in all four quadrants of the body for a minimum of three months B. At least 11 of the 18 specified tender points The 18 sites used for the fibromyalgia diagnosis cluster around the neck, shoulder, chest, hip, knee, and elbow regions. The finger pressure that your doctor must apply to these areas during an exam is just enough to cause the nail bed to blanch or become white.
  7. 7. Alternative Treatment: Alternative therapies are becoming more and more popular for fibromyalgia sufferers. Why? Because they work. And the good news is that most of the alternative therapies don’t come along with the nasty side effects that a lot of the conventional medications do. But it is important that do research as there are a lot of alternative therapies out there as well. So, let’s take a look at what need to know about cupping therapy so know if it is a viable option.
  8. 8. A study conducted by Cao H, Hu H, Colagiuri B, Liu J. (Center for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China) entitled as Medicinal cupping therapy in 30 patients with fibromyalgia: a case series observation concluded that Medicinal cupping therapy was associated with a reduction in fibromyalgia symptoms for both pain ratings and number of tender points.
  9. 9. what is cupping therapy? Cupping therapy involves applying glass cups, hence the name, to the skin in order to help your body rid itself of toxins, pain, and increase circulation. I know this sounds a little weird for us to grasp but so did acupuncture when it was first introduced to the West. With cupping each glass is placed on various spots on body and acts as a vacuum through heat and are left on body for about 15 minutes.
  10. 10. How do Cupping?
  11. 11. After cupping?
  12. 12. Fire Cupping
  13. 13. The Benefits of Cupping  Whether or not are suffering from symptoms of pain or muscle stiffness, cupping is a great therapy. It provides numerous benefits including:  improved circulation and blood flow  toxin release  faster healing of muscles, ligaments, and tendons  It also works to reduce pain and soften stiff muscles and tissues.
  14. 14. Cupping Therapy for Fibromyalgia Cupping therapy is especially beneficial for people suffering from fibromyalgia. If anyone suffering fibromyalgia, he know how tender his muscles and joints are. Even a vigorous massage can send his body into spasm. Cupping, however, is a non-irritating type of treatment. It will not exacerbate muscle pain in anyway, or compound any of fibromyalgia symptoms.
  15. 15. It is especially good for:  reducing trigger points  increasing muscle flexibility and range of motion  decreasing anxiety and depression
  16. 16.  Cupping is a safe treatment for fibromyalgia when it is done by someone who is qualified. Never try this by yourself at home. Find a qualified massage therapist or visit a holistic treatment center. Cupping can provide great benefits to you and help in your overall healing of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.  If you are suffering from chronic pain from a variety of sources, this form of cupping may be the alternative treatment that your body requires in order to regain balance.
  17. 17. Contra-indications For Cupping  cupping therapy is not ideal for everyone, or for every situation. It should not be done on the back or abdomen of a woman who is pregnant, or on anyone who has a skin allergy or an ulcerated sore.  "At Last ... The Proven Natural Treatment Thousands have used to Instantly Stop the Pain and Fatigue and other Debilitating Symptoms of Fibromyalgia”
  18. 18. Thank you……

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