In 1987 the American Medical Association recognized FMS(Fibromyalgia) as a true illness and a major cause of disability in the widespread localized pain with various joint tenderness.
However FMS is a diagnosis of exclusion, as X-ray and blood tests DO NOT show any abnormalities.
Associated symptoms include:
◆ Post-exertion malaise
◆ Swollen feet
◆ Dry mouth
◆ Numbness and/or tingling of hands and feet
◆ Difficulty concentrating
◆ Painful menstruations
◆ Symptoms flares with increase stress
In Western Medicine, FMS has been established to have no known cure.
In Asian Medicine & Acupuncture, FMS is a target choice.