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Bodywork for Fibromyalgia, Part 1

herbs and Fibromyalgia

When Mary Shomon’s doctor touched her, she cringed in pain. “I asked my doctor to check my fibromyalgia trigger points, and sure enough, I had pain levels that went through the roof at nearly every single spot she tested,” says the suburban Washington, D.C. resident. After suffering through bouts of chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic Epstein-Barr virus, two rear-end car crashes, and whiplash, this mother of two was feeling pretty bad. And then the muscle pain started.

“I met the criteria for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, but my doctor and physical therapist didn’t really think the official diagnosis was all that critical,” says this previously energetic professional journalist. No matter what anyone called it, conventional medicine offered almost nothing for Shomon.

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