Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition without a clear etiology. Symptoms include widespread pain, fatigue, poor sleep, irritable bowels, anxiety, paresthesias and cognitive dysfunction. Living with fibromyalgia can be incredibly frustrating as the pharmaceutical management of fibromyalgia often includes drugs with associated side effects and that offer minimal to moderate relief of symptoms.
Recently there has been a surge of interest into finding alternative and natural solutions that will combat the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia while being virtually free of any adverse side effects. We see a considerable amount of fibromyalgia diagnoses every year and offer three alternative therapies that have been shown to be both efficacious in clinical trials and in clinical practice.
A “Myers Cocktail” is an intravenous infusion of B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Calcium. The treatment has been shown to significantly decrease symptoms with 4-12 treatments. An infusion takes between 15-30min, will not interact with most medications and is not associated with any major adverse effects.
Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment option for pain reduction in fibromyalgia. Treatment programs range from 5-10 visits, acupuncture does not interact with medications and is virtually pain free and not associated with any major side effects.
The Person-Centered approach which includes tailored diet, lifestyle and exercise programs has often been demonstrated to be more effective for the reduction of fibromyalgia symptoms than pharmacotherapy. Every client of Dr. Shawn Meirovici receives a person-centered approach with a compassionate attitude, in depth explanation and education about their treatment program and timely responses to any questions or concerns about their treatment program.