Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain illness characterized by widespread musculoskeletal aches, pain, and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, general fatigue, and sleep disturbances. The most common sites of pain include the neck, back, shoulders, pelvic girdle, and hands, but any body part can be affected. Fibromyalgia patients experience a wide range of symptoms of varying intensities that wax and wane over time.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

  • Multiple tender points throughout body
  • Multiple pain sites throughout body
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Impaired memory and concentration
  • Sensitive to odors, loud noises, bright lights
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Neurological symptoms
  • Impaired coordination
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Skin sensitivities and rashes
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • PMS
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • TMJ pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Irritable bladder

Possible causes of Fibromyalgia

No known cause has been determined, but the following are suspected causes:

  • Neurotransmitter dysregulation
  • Endocrine (hormonal) dysregulation
  • Low levels of serotonin and tryptophan
  • Low levels of blood flow to the brain
  • An illness or injury that causes trauma to the body
  • Interpretative defect in the central nervous system
  • Abnormal sensory processing in the central nervous system
  • Abnormalities in cytokine function (immune system)

Treatment options

  • Neurotransmitter testing
  • Hormone (saliva) testing
  • Other lab testing
  • Massage
  • Microcurrent
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Nutritional/Immune IV therapy
  • Homeopathic drainage (Unda)
  • Psychological and educational counseling


Contact Rosetta Koach, LMT, ND at 503-628-6357
for treatment of fibromyalgia