Fibromyalgia and SIBO

SIBO definition: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  Simplified version, too much bacteria in the wrong place in the gut, namely in the small intestine.  SIBO symptoms are associated with bloating, abdominal pain, poor digestion, and increased risk of development of food sensitivities associated with intestinal permeability. Fibromyalgia and SIBO Fibromyalgia sufferers experience an array of chronic […]

Does Acupuncture Work for This? Non-Specific Low Back Pain

Non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) definition:  Lower back pain that is of unknown cause that cannot be found on imaging studies or have known inflammatory cause (i.e. fractures, radicular issues, arthritis, spondyloarthropathy). An overwhelming 90% of individuals who have lower back pain will have an unknown cause. A recent systematic review of of several randomized […]

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, May 12th, Fibromyalgia, like many invisible illnesses, is a chronic and life altering disability.   A person’s symptoms range from diffuse muscle and joint aches, insomnia, gastrointestinal symptoms, and fatigue.  It has affects on mood leading to depression along with cognitive memory and function.   Minor physical injuries lead to extended recovery periods.  Simple tasks […]