Acupuncture can improve your quality of Life! Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) affects 3-6 million individuals of which 90% are women between ages 40 and 60 years. It is the 3rd most prevalent rheumatologic disorder after osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The diagnosis of FMS is given when no specific underlying cause can be found for the following set of signs and symptoms. A complaint of widespread muscle pain on both sides of the body, above and below the waist for at least 3 months duration. In addition, midline body pain in the spine may also be present.Additional symptoms include tension headache, generalize stiffness, sleep disorders, debilitating fatigue and a high incidence of irritable bowel syndrome. Depression and menstrual pain are also frequently reported.Proposed causes for fibromyalgia include lack of physical fitness, sleep deprivation, chronic muscle spasms, nervous system dysfunction, various hormonal imbalances, viral infections, aluminum toxicity, nutritional deficiencies as well as impaired function of the digestive system. Conventional medical treatment typically involves prescription antidepressants, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, (NSAIDS). The prolonged use of these medications should be avoided as they have potentially serious side -effects and they can also be addictive. Acupuncture can reduce the pain associated with FMS by increasing the blood flow to the affected areas of the body. It can also increase endorphins which will begin to heal the underlying affected body tissue and malfunctioning organ systems. Acupuncture is a time-tested (4,000 years) safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain and increase your energy level