Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases

Chronic Pain & Fatigue

It's time to take control of your pain and feel better

When a person suffers with Fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues or chronic fatigue, the symptoms can be vague or pronounced. The symptoms may be constant or intermittent and often coupled with inflammation and a variety of overlapping body system dysfunctions. These conditions often cause amplified pain and discomfort that shoots through the body's muscles, joints and nerves. 

Because of this, it is extremely hard to get an accurate diagnosis. For those who suffer from these disorders obtaining the proper diagnosis can be a frustrating and long process. Unfortunately, concerns are often ignored and can worsen over time as medical professionals are inclined to disbelieve or discount your suffering.

Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders in which the immune system attacks the body and destroys or alters tissues. There are more than eighty serious chronic illnesses in this category including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain–Barré syndrome.

 

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), twenty percent of the population suffers from autoimmune disorders. Each disease appears uncommon on an individual basis but, as a group, the disorders make up the fourth-largest cause of disability among women.

Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune disorders, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and botanical medicine have received much attention as successful treatment therapies, providing pain relief, regulating the immune system, managing symptoms and improving overall quality of life.

Chronic illnesses can impact every aspect of your life. Not only can these conditions lead to significant unexplained pain throughout your neuromuscular systems, but they can also lead to fatigue, insomnia, memory issues and brain fog, digestive upset, a weak immune system and commonly depression and anxiety. The symptoms and signs of fibromyalgia are like those conditions that cause immune system disorders, and musculoskeletal degeneration and discomfort. This can be a constant daily struggle for many.

 

It is possible to improve your quality of life and live without the constant struggle of debilitating pain. Because fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and other chronic pain and autoimmune disorders are multifaceted conditions that impact so many aspects of your life, emotional health and body, it is essential to treat in the right order through a consistent multi-stage treatment process.

Our acupuncturist and master clinical herbalist, Rachal Lohr-Dean, L.Ac., will work to identify all the ways that fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues, chronic fatigue and pain has impacted your health, addressing your concerns as a whole, not a single symptom. We work closely with you throughout the process to determine the root causes of your discomfort and pain and to decipher what symptoms are the consequences of your body’s natural response.

Our exclusive 8 stage treatment method targets the underlying causes and allows the body to heal itself naturally, while empowering you to heal yourself. You will experience lasting relief without the constant need for pills, surgeries or heavy side effects.

Our team is here to truly listen to you and find a balanced, integrative treatment plan for the chronic debilitating issues that have been holding you back from a happier and healthier life.

20600 Gordon Park Square #130, Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 263-2142

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