Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a disorder causing pain, tenderness, and stiffness in the muscles. Diagnostic criteria include widespread pain or tenderness in the trunk and limb muscles (present at least three months) and excessive tenderness in 11 (out of 18) tender points (areas on the body particularly sensitive to pressure).

Sleep disorder is generally involved. People with FMS may experience fatigue, increased sensitivity to pain, impaired memory, increased anxiety, depression, irritability, a negative mood, nerve sensitivity, stomach and bowel problems, allergies, changes in circulation and the ability to regulate body temperature, urinary frequency, vision problems, skin rashes, and skin sensitivity.

Sources. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy.

Working integratively and individually, Asclepeion Center staff have had marked success in alleviating the negative effects of a variety of disease states and health issues.

To discuss what particular treatment protocols may be appropriate for any specific health issue, please contact the Asclepeion Center, (301.495.0933) to talk over your individual medical situation. For more information on what we do, see About Us and Services sections of this website.

Many people who come to us feel they have already gleaned the positive effects of treatments offered by traditional medicine. Others want to explore possible synergies drawing upon holistic alternatives. Center staff are always glad to work cooperatively with any practitioners—both traditional and non-traditional—that a client desires.